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Million girls moonshot

The Million Girls Moonshot seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make. 

RIAN is proud to be a part of the Million Girls Moonshot initiative, working to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the next five years. The Million Girls Moonshot is an initiative of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund.

The Million Girls Moonshot will not only allow girls to envision themselves as future innovators, but it will increase the quality of out-of-school STEM learning opportunities for all young people, particularly underserved and underrepresented youth.

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Impact of STEM Programs in RI

Jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields power our global economy and are growing most rapidly across our state and the country.

In Rhode Island, STEM jobs are expected to grow by 9.3% between 2018 and 2028, compared with 3.9% for other jobs. Afterschool STEM programs can almost double the amount of time some students have to question, tinker, learn and explore STEM topics and careers. More than 72% of Rhode Island parents report their kids have STEM learning opportunities in their afterschool program.

We’re going to transform the pathways into engineering, the sciences, and advanced manufacturing. Together.

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