g4g Day

  • P Project/Program

A Active

Key Information

Our mission at greenlight for girls (g4g) is to encourage girls of all ages and backgrounds to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) -related careers by introducing them to the world of science in fun and exciting ways. We envision a balanced world where girls (and boys) from any nation and of any age know they have the possibility and choice to enter the world of STEM.  We achieve this by holding interactive virtual and in-person educational events of all sizes showing the link of STEM to all careers. Our signature activity – g4g Day – is a free, one-day, girl-focused event to show the fun in STEM through hands-on workshops run by role-models in those fields. Additionally, we collaborate with schools to help further hands-on afterschool science learning and advise on STEM curriculum. Other programming includes: g4g Design Hackathon events; g4g Broadcast; an online science resource portal; and, a new laboratory space so g4g’s experiential learning methods can be brought into the classrooms or homes for augmented learning after-school.

Since our inception in 2010, we have engaged 53,000 students working with 12,000-plus volunteer role models at over 410 in-person and virtual, hands-on events worldwide in 101 cities and 34 countries on six continents; and, curated partnerships with scores of Fortune 500 companies.


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Location(s)

East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, North America, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Singapore, Türkiye, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program

Years

2010 -

Partner(s)

We are proud to work with many different local, national, and international partners that differ across each event and each location. 

Ministry Affiliation

Greenlight for Girls (g4g) is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with offices in the United States and Belgium.

Funder(s)

Solvay 

US Embassy in Belgium

Mpirical 

Ashland, Inc. 

National Science Week Australia 

COVID-19 Response

Adapted

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Quality

  • Teacher training

Skills

  • STEM

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Mentorship

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school)

Age

11 - 15

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary
  • Vocational

Other populations reached

  • Boys (both in school and out of school)
  • Community leaders
  • School administrators
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

  • Other

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Curriculum/learning

  • Gender-sensitive curricula

Educational Technology

  • Online training

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power

Mentoring/psychosocial support

  • Adult (non-teacher) mentors

Social/gender norms change

  • Work with community leaders

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • STEM - in the classroom
  • STEM - outside the classroom

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased school completion (general)

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Other

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Greenlight for Girls