Empowering girls and gender-expansive youthYouth whose gender identity and/or expression expands beyond cultural or social expectations of gender. This includes but is not limited to students who identify as girls regardless of assigned sex at birth, transmasculine youth, non-binary youth, and gender-fluid individuals. Click here to learn more. to explore STEAM through programming that builds skills, confidence, and community.

girls and gender-expansive youth
served since 2012

Why It Matters:

Currently, women represent just 28% of overall employed scientists and engineers in the United States, of which only 5% are represented by women of color. And we want to change that!


Join us in our mission to increase girls’ and gender-expansive youth’s interest and long-term success in technology, engineering, and making through innovative educational experiences and mentor relationships.

Group of DYI Girls building projects

DIY Girls creates opportunities for girls and gender-expansive youth to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in a supportive community designed to inspire exploration and positive confidence-building experiences that extend beyond these fields.

Program Objectives


Social Emotional

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Green Spinning Gear
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Science, Technology,
Engineering, Art, and Math

Career Exploration


Justice, Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion

Our Impact

of students want to
participate in more
engineering and
technology activities

of Invent Girls believe they
can be successful
in a career in

of our high school
program alumni are
pursuing a STEM-
related major

Alumni Network

Group Of Alumni at Gala Event

Our organization has an alumni leadership and support network, GANAS (Girls Action Network and Support), which includes 56 high school program alumni who are enrolled in or have graduated from college.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, 15 GANAS alumni graduated from college; 9 of these young women are pursuing careers and/or a graduate degree in STEM.

The other 41 alumni are enrolled in college and/or university, with 64% pursuing STEM-related majors, including Biology, Engineering, and Computer Science.

Student Testimonials