Applications now open for 2015 Girl’s Summer STEAM Academy

The applications for the fourth annual Girl’s Summer STEAM Academy have officially opened. Applications are due by Thursday, May 15, 2015. The first 20 qualified applicants will be admitted to the program.

The Urban League of Nebraska Whitney M. Young, Jr. Academy hosts the Girls’ Summer STEAM Academy. The academy is a 6-week program that exposes up to 20, 9th through 10th grade girls of color to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics through hands-on experiments, meeting women in STEAM careers and touring local companies and institutions.

The objectives of the WYA Girls’ Summer STEAM Academy are to raise awareness of STEAM careers among girls of color, increase the representation of women of color in STEAM careers, and promote and prepare youth for post-secondary educational opportunities.

Whether discovering how to fly a plane, how music is made, building a bridge or making new friends, girls learn the importance of taking STEAM classes now and being prepared for STEAM careers in the future.

Participants will also take part in workshops about financial literacy, job readiness, self-esteem and healthy living.

The Summer Academy will take place on Monday, June 1st through Friday, July 10th from 9 a.m. to 1: 00 p.m. at Creighton University (2500 California Plz.). The cost for the Academy is FREE to all students. We look forward to working with your young lady this summer!

If you have any questions about the Girl’s STEAM Academy, please contact Nicole Mitchell, Director of the Whitney Young Jr. Academy, 402-578-2939 or via email at

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