WYOMING — The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance has announced a call for 4-H scholars who will lead the MakeHER programs in an anticipated eight communities.
Jane Crayton, Makerspace Coordinator at University of Wyoming, said that the MakeHER program will be designed to capture the attention of teenagers — and girls in particular — across Wyoming.
“Around age 11, girls are most at risk for opting out of STEM education experiences,” Crayton said. “It’s really important to start building confidence in STEM prior to that age, and definitely at that age. MakeHER is an intervention, but it will also provide students real-world experience.”
While the main focus of MakeHER is on engaging girls in STEM opportunities, Crayton said it is not only about serving girls.
“These are not single-gendered programs. We have co-gendered programs, but we really advertise to girls and…