Hello lovelies. Welcome back to the computer science education week series on the blog. Today I am sharing an interview with Sarah from Creative Encounters With Science.
Creative Encounters is a non-for-profit organization that promotes engineering, technology, and other science related topic to youth. They are a Guelph based organization, which makes me so happy to share them with you today. You know I love finding out about amazing organizations/people in my city, so without further ado, here is my interview with Creative Encounters.
Our P.A.G.E.S. all girls programs are important to us because the number of women in S.T.E.M. related careers and areas of study is consistently much lower than the number of men. We believe that young women deserve all of the support and inspiration that we can offer in these areas because girls need to believe that they can pursue any career that is of interest to them even if it’s field that isn’t commonly entered by women. Girls benefit by having mentors and a positive network of like minded people that will challenge their minds and provide opportunities that may not have existed without programs such as P.A.G.E.S. We know that everyone is unique with their own strengths and passions so we believe that offering S.T.E.M. programs that are directed for girls can allow them to shine in these areas that aren’t always available to them in an enriching environment.
How do you hope to grow Creative Encounters in the future? And how can people get involved in your organization?
As an organization we are constantly looking into ways of increasing the number of children that we reach through our programs however we are limited by space and available time as University students. At the moment we are looking into additional space to run our programs on campus and this year we have begun our trial year of running an ECO club at the public library. There are many ways to get involved with us as a community member but also as a business owner. As a non-profit organization we rely strongly on our sponsors and supporters. We offer a sponsorship program where we can discuss different methods of advertising companies and businesses that are willing to support us financially, with space, or services and materials. To get directly involved in our programs there are many volunteer opportunities (police check required), you can be a mentor if you are working in a field of S.T.E.M., or you can simply register your children into our exciting programs. For further information involving any of these opportunities you can visit www.crwativeencounters.info or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also spreading the word about Creative Encounters is always much appreciated!!