The future of our country depends on our capacity to increase the number of women professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29% of them are in the science and engineering workforce, according to the numbers released last year by the National Science Foundation.
Our goal is to increase the number of young teen girls in the S.T.E.A.M program by providing an educational advantage to 100 under-represented youth in the Metro Atlanta area that will allow them to create innovative solutions to problems and compete at annual events being judged by S.T.E.A.M industry professionals.
Your support will ensure that we are equipped with the staff, facilities, and materials to adequately prepare the next generation. The future of our young leaders depends on YOU!
Here is how your gift is impacting the lives of our young leaders:
"DDP really lives by their motto and mantra. I grew up to believe that I am a true leader, and I was created for a purpose. I do love myself as I am. I have gotten this far and walked through new open doors because of this program. I discovered more of me than I knew before." ~ Irnes Babajic, Current Girl with Promise Leader
College is big, it’s scary, and it’s a lot to take in, but because of the leadership skills I learned in DDP, I was able to figure out who I am, who I will be, and what I can do! With DDP I learned to accept others. Instead of judging others, I appreciate and try to understand who they are. College is filled with all kinds of different people. Being able to socialize with others is key to being successful not only in college but in any career field. I am absolutely thankful that I was able to learn this while with DDP because it has left a big impact on me! ~ Myriam Vega, 2017 Girl with Promise Graduate
The success stories of Irnes and Myriam are the reasons why we don't take it for granted when say our aim is to save a girl and save a generation! We firmly believe that we are the helping hands that elevate our girls to become the next powerful, intelligent, and bold generation of women.
This is why we need your support today to provide more teen girls like Irnes and Myriam the opportunity to join our Next Generation Leaders (Nx GEN) middle school program and Girl with Promise (GWP) high school program in addition to training for the S.T.E.A.M completion next year without worrying about tuition fees. Give the gift that keeps on giving today and help us raise the funds we need to continue impacting the lives of teen girls.
As an added bonus, help us win first prize and raise an additional $2,000 as part of the Gas South Fuel For Good Challenge. Every gift small or large counts!