Encouraging Girls to Pursue their Dreams
All children, regardless of gender, race or income level, should be able to pursue their dreams. Generation Girl®, an initiative of the Applied Materials Foundation, is working to make sure that all girls* have the opportunity to reach their potential. We are engaging with nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to help girls gain the confidence, skills and opportunities they need to succeed in any path they choose.
Our grantees are working with girls, especially low-income girls and girls of color (specifically, Latinx, African American and Native American girls), to increase girls’ empowerment, facilitate leadership development, and provide access to high quality afterschool enrichment programs, including STEM.
*“Girls” refers to gender-expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth and any girl-identified youth). This definition was developed by and is used with the permission of Alliance for Girls.
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
To provide Manor Independent School District educators with equity training to give them the tools to identify and eliminate barriers, increase engagement and build STEM self-efficacy for students historically underrepresented in STEM, including low-income girls.
The University of Texas at Austin
To excite high school junior girls about engineering college and career opportunities through a 4-day residential camp that includes research-based best practices for engaging girls in STEM such as hands-on engineering projects, role model interactions, presentations and tours.
* Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Silicon Valley, CA
Girls on the Run
To inspire 3rd – 8th grade girls in Santa Clara County to be joyful and confident, using a curriculum which increases female confidence and self-efficacy while training for a 5K run.
Additional North America Locations
National Girls Collaborative Project
McKinsey & Co and Pivotal Ventures