The North Carolina Girls STEM Collaborative focuses on connecting programs across North Carolina that serve girls to resources, professional development, and collaborative and grant opportunities to further the development, reach, and awareness of each program to its full potential, through the National Girls Collaborative Program Directory, the direct connections of statewide leadership team and champions board members, and by holding mini-grant opportunities. NCGSTEM provides substantial awareness throughout the state of the documented disparities in the number of females and males participating in STEM careers through statewide and national collaborative newsletters, networking and speaking opportunities with stakeholders, and dissemination of information from NGCP partners to the member programs in the program directory.

NC Center for Afterschool Programs
Roadmap of Need
NCCAP Roadmap of Need published Fall 2013
The North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) is an organization dedicated to increasing access to high-quality afterschool programs, especially for at-risk youth in North Carolina. NC CAP created  a roadmap of twenty indicators to inform policymakers, funders and citizens of  
areas where North Carolina should make its largest investments in preventive care - afterschool programs, health care, job programs and other key initiatives for youth success.  The indicators of wellness are shown by county and are divided into four categories: Health, Youth Behavior and Safety, Education, and Economic Development.  This document can serve as a needs assessment for North Carolina.  The document can be downloaded at


Townhall Conference Calls
Townhall Conference Calls May-June 2014
Hosted by STEMconnector, these calls convene thought leaders and key voices from across the stakeholder community to present perspectives from industry, government, education, and non-profits working on STEM-related issues. Upcoming calls include Science Centers: Powering STEM Learning and STEM Higher Education Council Town Hall. 


Check out Summer opportunities in the NGCP Program Directory

Summer opportunities for children abound in the NGCP Program Directory!


The Program Directory lists organizations and programs that focus on motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this Directory is to help organizations and individuals network, share resources, and collaborate on STEM-related projects for girls.  The Directory contains program descriptions, resources available within each organization, Program and/or organization needs, and contact information. Submitted entries undergo review and verification prior to publication. 

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