The Million Girls Moonshot Toolkit is a collection of resources and tools for all 50 Mott Afterschool States Networks, their partners and programs, to utilize for the Million Girls Moonshot Initiative.
All transformative practice resources have been vetted using a culturally responsive and equity lens to foster inclusive STEM learning spaces for all youth, particularly girls. We will continue to add and modify resources to meet the needs of the Networks.
Capacity Building Institute
Booster Packs and other resources to go deeper in Moonshot transformative practices and programming: (1) equity and inclusion (2) engineering mindsets (3) Role models, mentors, and families (4) STEM Transitions and Handoffs.
Check back regularly for updates and new opportunities.
Booster Packs are direct support and resources to Networks, STEM leaders, programs and/or direct field staff that support shifting practice to go deeper in Moonshot transformative practices and programming: (1) equity and inclusion (2) engineering mindsets (3) Role models, mentors, and families (4) STEM Transitions and Handoffs. Boosters will provide capacity built through training and development or STEM programming through training and curriculum.
- Training and workshops for network /system-level staff
- No cost training and curriculum
- Resources, activities, and special events from Moonshot partners
Explore the Booster Packs and submit an interest form for open opportunities.
Are you looking for ways to meaningfully engage families in STEM in your program, at home, or in the community?
The Institute for the Study of Resilience in Youth (ISRY) at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in partnership with STEM Next, wants to learn more about how to support programs that are taking ideas from the STEM Family Engagement Planning Tool and putting them into action to increase equitable family engagement in STEM during the Summer and Fall of 2022.
Webinars, Trainings and Events
Webinars are led by Moonshot implementation partners, researchers, and practitioners to share effective strategies, best practices, and resources to engage more girls in STEM and engineering.
Check back for upcoming training opportunities.
Virtual and in-person Moonshot events, both past and future, are listed below. Following virtual events we aim to provide recordings. Please follow the links below for more event information or to access event recordings.
Girls Build Solutions
Showcase and Capacity Building Institute June 27-30, 2022
Moonshot Mindshift Session Recordings
Virtual Capacity Building Institute July 13-15, 2021
STEM and Engineering Resource Catalog
Recruit the Volunteers You Need
In partnership with VolunteerMatch, through the Million Girls Moonshot, STEM Next provides the platform to promote your organization and recruit volunteers to your cause. Together, let’s re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make.
What You Receive:
A Toolkit: Recruiting Volunteers For Your Youth
VolunteerMatch and STEM Next Opportunity Fund are excited to announce their partnership to bring more STEM experts to youth-serving organizations to volunteer in a variety of ways.
Whether your organizations need STEM mentors, event support (like project judges or speakers), or technical assistance with a project (like web development), the volunteers available through this partnership are committed STEM professionals working in some of the world’s most notable companies.
This toolkit contains resources Networks or large organizations can use to introduce programs to the VolunteerMatch/STEM Next platform, get them registered, and begin posting volunteer opportunities!