STEM From Dance
Many minority girls from low-income areas do not dream of becoming scientists or engineers; this is not because they are unable, but because they don't have the confidence, preparation, and exposure to careers in STEM. Black and Latina women comprise 15% of the US population, but occupy only 4% of the STEM workforce.
SFD uniquely increases STEM engagement for girls of color using a culturally relevant activity‚ dance‚ as an avenue. Dance is not just a confidence-boosting hook, but is a fundamental principle that serves to prepare girls for the changing talent and skill needs of the future employment landscape.
STEM From Dance Factsheet
Over the past eight years, SFD has served 600+ girls from 100+ schools and 11 states.
SFD recently incorporated motion capture in their curriculum so students can create movement-based animations that can be projected on the stage.