DoSomething.org's New Campaign Spotlights Girls & STEM

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Studies show that as they get older, girls are losing interest in science and math. According to statistics, 66% of girls are interested in these subjects in fourth grade, but by eighth grade, they are only half as interested as boys. That's why our friends at DoSomething.org are teaming up with 3M to shine a spotlight on girls and STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math).

Starting today, they are launching their Science Sleuth campaign, which not only helps young people learn about careers in the STEM field, but also supports STEM programs in your area. You can urge your students or teen daughters to join in, just by using their cellphones!

Here's how to participate:

  1. Text the word CLUE to 38383
  2. Participate in the Science Sleuth game (We'll explain more below!) to unlock a grant from DonorsChoose.org
  3. DonorsChoose.org matches you with a STEM-based project in a classroom in your community. That's who the grant goes to!
  4. Receive a thank you text from that teacher and classroom

So how does the Science Sleuth work? You become a high-school detective trying to catch whoever stole the school mascot. You earn clues to solve this mystery based on STEM-related ideas. You analyze the crime scene, invent methods to open a locked classroom door, and use math to solve logic problems.

Sounds like a great campaign to us! What are you waiting for? Text now!

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Did you know DoSomething.org is the country’s largest not-for-profit for young people and social change? They have 3 million members supporting causes they care about. Check out their site for easy and effective ways to get involved!