STEM In The City - Summerhill, Atlanta

A digital, creative space that offers a collaborative environment for hands-on project-based learning, innovation, and creativity.
Our goal is to provide a beautiful and safe space for young girls to learn, ideate, create, design, and pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Cultivate a diverse community of global leaders and enhance and increase the talent pipeline in STEM careers for women and girls in underrepresented and underserved communities by providing support and resources to increase their success and engagement in STEM education.

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Our goal is to enlighten, educate, and empower women and girls about the advantages and global opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the future skills needed to compete and succeed in the 21st Century through STEM education, training, and project based learning. We are supported by the National STEM Honor Society. NSTEM.org

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Our goal is to provide a beautiful and safe space for young girls to learn, ideate, create,
design, and pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Cultivate a diverse
community of global leaders and enhance and increase the talent pipeline in STEM careers for
women and girls in underrepresented and underserved communities by providing support and
resources to increase their success and engagement in STEM education.

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STEM In The City – Summerhill will offer master classes to middle & high school girls, after-school programs, educational clubs, creative and innovative STEM challenges, tech labs, hack-a-thons, conferences, entrepreneurial training, and events that will enhance and increase the talent pipeline in STEM careers globally for women, girls, and minorities in underrepresented communities through career and technical education, accelerated learning, mentoring, collaboration, and communication — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.

Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and distinct subjects, STEM Atlanta Women will integrate them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.

Our Story

About Us

Vision Statement

To enhance and increase the talent pipeline in STEM careers globally for women and girls in underrepresented and underserved communities.

Mission Statement

To enlighten, educate, and empower women and girls about the advantages and global opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the future skills needed to compete and succeed in the 21st Century through STEM education, training, and project-based learning. We are supported by the National STEM Honor Society. NSTEM.org

Whom We Serve

We proudly support 6-12k middle and high school girls, college students, and recent college graduates between the ages of 19-25 in the greater Atlanta area in underserved and underrepresented communities. We also support Professional Women in STEM, Women Founders & Entrepreneurs. Over 90% of girls served come from underrepresented groups. This includes girls who are Black, Latina, and from low-income households, specifically free and/or reduced lunch eligible.

Diversity and Inclusivity Statement

Diversity

Equity

Inclusion

Belonging

Stand in Your Own Truth / Know Who You Are/ Love thy Neighbor

At STEM Atlanta Women, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are at the core of who we are. We are committed to these values across all our work globally.
By celebrating diversity across all spectrums, including but not limited to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran/military status, and age, we actively play a role in enlightening, educating, and empowering
women and girls to take advantage of the global opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Impact and Growth Statement:

STEM Atlanta Women has reached 265,000 people indirectly and served nearly 7500+ students across the Greater Metro Atlanta area, nationally, and internationally.

By supporting our organization, you are a part of something special—you are a part of our community. And you make everything we do possible. Your gift provides critical financial support to help us inspire, motivate, train, and develop women and girls to acquire the skills needed to succeed in the 21st Century and beyond.

Based on people reached through our community events, website, videos, radio appearances, and social media.

STEM IN THE CITY - SUMMERHILL, ATLANTA AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM DETAILS:

Organization Information

Our Contact

Address

565 Hank Aaron Drive S.E.
Suite 3057
Atlanta, GA 30315

EIN

81-2581796

Website

http://www.stematlantawomen.org/

Established Since

May 17, 2016

Primary contact

Founder & President

Dr. Maxine Cain

Phone

678-591-7708

Email Address

Maxine@stematlantawomen.org

Organizational History

STEM Atlanta Women is a non-profit 501c(3) organization created to Enlighten, Educate, and Empower women and girls about the advantages and global opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and the future skills needed to compete and succeed in the 21st Century through STEM education, training, and project-based learning. Supported by the National STEM Honor Society. NSTEM.org

Our vision

Our vision to enhance and increase the talent pipeline in STEM careers globally for women and girls in underrepresented and underserved communities and to disrupt unconscious bias in Tech and bridge the gender gap in STEM.

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

STEM IN THE CITY| International Multicultural Peer Mentoring STEM Program for Girls Grades 6 – 12 | An After School Project-Based Learning Program Supported by the National STEM Honor Society. NSTEM.org

Brief Summary

Our girls are citizens of the world. STEM in the City is a Multi-Cultural Peer Mentoring STEM Program for underrepresented and underserved Middle and High School Girls. We provide project-based learning, global citizenship education, mentoring, and unfinished learning support through STEM experiences, peer mentoring, academic readiness, college and career readiness, visual arts, problem-solving activities, digital storytelling, cultural awareness and understanding, and inspiration to bridge the gap and promote equity for girls in STEM.

Purpose

To cultivate a diverse community of global leaders by enhancing and increasing the talent pipeline in STEM careers for high school girls in underrepresented and underserved communities.

Objective

The program objective is to provide STEM education and training that will improve students reasoning and critical thinking skills, creativity, and innovation through project-based learning, unfinished learning support, an integrated and connected STEM curriculum, and pedagogical practices, providing equity for students from various backgrounds.

Registration Fee:

Registration Fee
A non-refundable registration fee of $75.00 per family is due at the time of application. Registration does not guarantee enrollment.

Electronic payments can be made through Tuition Express.

Tuition payments may be made electronically (our preferred tuition payment method) by registering for Tuition Express. An authorization form and voided check must be received at least one week prior to the tuition due date in order for electronic deductions to begin that month.

To disable your Tuition Express account, notice must be received at least five business days prior to the tuition due date. A non-sufficient funds fee will be assessed if your Tuition Express account number changes and STEM Atlanta Women, Inc. does not receive an updated Tuition Express Authorization form with a voided check at least one week prior to the tuition due date.

Download the Tuition Express Authorization form here.

Additional Charges & Late Payment Fee

Tuition payments are due the first Monday of each month September through May. A late fee of $25 will be assessed for any payment that is not received by 6 PM on the last school day of that week (usually a Friday).

If payment is not received by the last day of the 2nd week after the tuition due date your child(ren) will be suspended for one week, or until payment is made.

If the account is not paid in full during the week of the suspension, your child(ren)’s enrollment will be discontinued. Reinstatement is available only if space is available in the program, the account is paid in full, an additional $40 registration fee is paid, and the family is enrolled in Tuition Express for all future payments.

Excessive late payments may result in discontinued enrollment.

For example:

If payment is due Monday, October 1st, there is no penalty if payment is received by Friday, October 5th. If payment is not received by Friday, October 5th, a $25 late payment fee is assessed.

If payment is not received by Friday, October 12th, your child(ren) will be suspended the week of October 15-19 (or until payment is made that week).

If payment is not received by October 26th, your child(ren)’s enrollment will be discontinued.

Non-Sufficient Funds Fee

A fee of $35 will be assessed for each non-sufficient funds notification. The amount of the payment plus the $35 fee must be paid by money order. Should there be a second non-sufficient funds notification, all future payments must be made by money order only.

The non-sufficient fund’s fee will also be assessed if your Tuition Express account number for automatic tuition withdrawals changes and STEM Atlanta Women does not receive an updated Tuition Express Authorization form and voided check at least one week prior to the tuition due date. To disable your Tuition Express account, notice must be received at least five business days in advance of the termination date. Excessive unnecessary traces may result in discontinued enrollment.

PM Drop-In Fee | No AM Drop-In Available

A limited number of drop-in spaces may be available for students who are enrolled part-time in after-school programs. Call or email your STEM Innovation Academy Site Director to check availability. Please give 24 hours’ notice for the afternoons you would like your child to attend.

Payment is due the day of attendance unless your family participates in Tuition Express, in which case the electronic tuition payment will be adjusted. The PM drop-in service is $15 per child per day.

STEM Atlanta Women's Federal Tax Identification Number

The Federal Tax ID Number for After School Care is: 81-2581796

Electronic Payments

Electronic payments can be made through Tuition Express.

Tuition payments may be made electronically (our preferred tuition payment method) by registering for Tuition Express. An authorization form and voided check must be received at least one week prior to the tuition due date in order for electronic deductions to begin that month.

To disable your Tuition Express account, notice must be received at least five business days prior to the tuition due date. A non-sufficient funds fee will be assessed if your Tuition Express account number changes and STEM Atlanta Women, Inc. does not receive an updated Tuition Express Authorization form with a voided check at least one week prior to the tuition due date.

To get started, please download, print, and fill out the STEM Atlanta Women, Inc. Tuition Express form, which has been customized for STEM Innovation Academy use. Please do not use the application form on the Tuition Express website.

Please note that forms cannot be completed electronically. They must be printed, completed by hand, and a voided check attached. You can learn more about the Tuition Express program at their website.

Download the Tuition Express application form here.

Tuition

Tuition is an annual rate divided into nine monthly installments. The amount of the payment due each month is the same, regardless of the number of days of school or attendance, except for August and May, which are half of the standard monthly payment. Holidays and other scheduled school days off are not included in the calculation of the annual rate. There will be no credits or refunds for calamity days or absences. A space will be reserved every day of the week for full-time participants. For part-time participants, only those two or three days of the week specified at the time of application will be reserved.

2021-22 STANDARD MONTHLY TUITION After School PROGRAM

2021-22 Tuition Payments are Due

The first monthly payment is due upon enrollment. Thereafter, tuition payments are due the first Monday school is in session each month. Tuition is collected as follows:

Late Pickup Fee

The “STEM In The City” program ends at 6:30 PM, and we ask that all children be picked up by that time. Since staff have evening responsibilities and are not expected to remain after 6:30 PM, a fee of $1.00 per minute will be assessed for every minute after 6:30 PM a parent is late (e.g., 6:36 pm arrival will result in a $6.00 fee).

If a child has not been picked up by 7:00 PM and attempts to contact parents and emergency contacts have been unsuccessful, a $25.00 extended late fee will be charged.

STEM Atlanta Women reserves the right to terminate enrollment for recurrent late pick-up. 

The late pick-up fee will also be assessed beginning one hour after the time a parent is contacted to pick up a child for any reason including illness, behavior, etc. Excessive late pick-ups may result in discontinued enrollment.

Trace Fee

As a safety precaution, STEM Atlanta Women, Inc. will trace any child who is absent on a day he or she is scheduled to attend unless we have been informed of the absence. The trace procedure includes contacting parents and emergency contacts, and possibly calling the police.

Parents are asked to notify STEM Atlanta Women, Inc. of their child’s absences by advising a staff member, emailing the STEM Innovation Center Site Director, or leaving a message on the site’s voice mail prior to 2:00 PM. Because of the seriousness of involving police and because implementing the trace procedure takes a staff member away from the group for a period of time, a fee of $10 is assessed for any unnecessary trace (i.e., parents were aware of the absence, but did not inform STEM Atlanta Women, Inc.).

Receipts

Parents may print tuition receipts online from Tuition Express (enrollment in the Tuition Express program is required to do this). Receipts are also available from the STEM Innovation Center office upon request. An annual statement of tuition paid, although not required by law, is distributed as a courtesy to currently enrolled families for tax purposes in late January. Former participants may request a tax receipt by calling or emailing the STEM Innovation Academy Administrative Offices.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available for families who qualify for the Atlanta Public Schools Lunch Program. Please contact the STEM Innovation Academy’s Administrative Offices for more information about how to apply for assistance, if available.

2021-22 Registration Information

Registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open on our website.

There is a $75.00 per family non-refundable registration fee.

Basic Eligibility Requirements for Enrollment:

Must be a Middle or High School girl in grades 6-12.

Important Dates

August 17, 2021, registration period begins

September 24, 2021: last day to register and be included in the lottery

September 27th: All notifications of enrollment or waiting list status sent by this date from STEMAtlantawomen.org

October 1st: If offered enrollment, Full monthly tuition is due to secure your space and cover October’s tuition.

To ensure proper registration, please follow the steps below:

1. Complete one registration form for each child you wish to enroll.

2. Submit the registration and pay the non-refundable $75.00 family registration fee.

Your registration is not complete and will not be submitted until you select the “COMPLETE REGISTRATION PROCESS” button, “COMPLETE PAYMENT” of the registration fee, and receive the “REGISTRATION COMPLETE” notification page. Be sure to check your inbox (and/or your junk folder) for an email confirming that registration for your child has been received by STEM In The City – Summerhill, Atlanta. If you do not receive a “REGISTRATION RECEIVED” email, please contact STEM Atlanta Women immediately.

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