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WYA Girls STEAM Academy

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 girls of color to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, the Arts, and Mathematics through hands-on experiences, meeting women in STEAM careers and touring local companies and institutions.

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.

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.
  • Promote and prepare youth for post-secondary educational opportunities.

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

The WYA Girls Summer STEAM Academy is a collaborative effort with Omaha Public Schools, community organizations and companies who provide their expertise to workshops and support through mentoring.

Who should attend?

The program is for any young lady who is in the 9th-12th grade.

When does the program run?

The Girls STEAM Academy runs from 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. Monday through Friday for 6 weeks.  The 2018 Academy takes place June 4th – July 13th.

How do you register?

Registration for the 2018 cohort is no closed. Visit this page for future information on the 2019 STEAM Academy!


For more information about the conference, please contact Nicole Mitchell, 402-578-2939 or

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