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Million Girls Moonshot

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


About The Moonshot

The Million Girls Moonshot is designed to spur girls’ interest, understanding, and confidence in STEM and equip them to become problem solvers with an engineering mindset. Led nationally by the STEM Next Opportunity Fund and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in partnership with the Intel Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Moonshot: 

  • Leverages afterschool networks in all 50 states to help school-age girls access high-quality STEM education, support, and mentors. 
  • Uses a youth-centric equity and inclusion framework to increase gender and racial socio-economic diversity in STEM. 
  • Provides resources, training, mentorship, and expert guidance to help educators deliver hands-on STEM experiences in out-of-school time.

Training and Webinars

The Moonshot provides a wide range of free training opportunities led by partners, researchers, and practitioners to share effective strategies, best practices, and resources to engage more girls in STEM and engineering. Webinars also enable participants from across the country to connect, collaborate, and learn from one another. 

Upcoming webinars can be found here. Missed a training? You can access content and related materials by following this link.

MGM Toolkit

The Million Girls Moonshot provides a collection of resources and tools for partners and programs to utilize when participating in the 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. 

Access the Million Girls Moonshot Toolkit to get started!