“Research consistently shows that, even from a fairly young age, girls are less confident and more anxious about math than boys. Moreover, these differences in confidence and anxiety are larger than actual gender differences in math achievement. These attitudes are important predictors of math performance and math-related career choices.”
(2016 report by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
- To build girls' confidence in mathematics through hands-on activities, real-life applications, and positive female role models;
- To enhance girls' interest in mathematics by providing a space where girls can collaborate, share ideas, and have fun with math;
- To use mathematics as a tool to enhance life skills such as teamwork, communication, creative thinking and problem-solving.
We want to see an academic system that provides a strong foundation for a society that is fair and thriving. We believe that communities are strengthened when diversity is honored and every child is given equal opportunities through education. Part of our goals is to ensure that every girl, regardless of income limitations, has access to our programs.
If you need assistance paying, we want to help! We have payment options and sliding scale enrollment fees based on need.
Funding is limited and offered thanks to our generous donors. If you'd like to contribute, please consider making a donation.
Girls Count promotes respect and will not tolerate harassment based upon an individual's gender, race, ethnicity, economic status, age, religion or any other legally protected characteristics.
We welcome any individual who self-identifies as female to join Girls Count programming or to join us as role models that directly serve our campers. All other positions that do not serve as mentorships are open to all, regardless of gender identity.