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Black Girls Go Global Program Overview

The Black Girls Go Global program is a 1-week S.T.E.A.M. educational program where participants travel to a host country to emerge themselves in an educational topic that hits on one or more 17 Sustainable Development Goals (established by the United Nations in 2015) for a better world, cultural, and recreational activities.

United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals

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The Problem & Solution

THE PROBLEM

A barrier exists for Black women entering S.T.E.A.M.-related careers. The images of scientists in fiction … or in real life … are often depicted as white and male. This dominated image does not resemble Black female students. It engenders a false assumption that Black girls should not aspire to become scientists because either S.T.E.A.M. careers are only designated for white men or the attainment of a S.T.E.A.M. career would go against the accepted traditional gender role. Every Black girl who aspires to pursue a field in science, technology, engineering, the arts, or mathematics should be able to do so. 

THE SOLUTION

Black Girls Go Global program is answering that call. Black Girls Go Global will invest in the future of Black girls in S.T.E.A.M. careers and break gender/racial biases that exists in the science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics fields. Society does not draw an accurate nor comprehensive image of the desires of many Black girls. Black girls should begin to envision themselves in careers that have been predominantly occupied by white males.

THIS IS WHAT A SCIENTIST LOOKS LIKE

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Program Overview

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

What is it?
The Black Girls Go Global program is a S.T.E.A.M. educational program where participants learn an area of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, or Mathematics. Each participant also accrues a minimum of 12 hours of community service in a host country. The community service will hit on one or more 17 Sustainable Development Goals, as developed by the United Nations in 2015 for a better and just world.

How Long Is it?
The program is 1 week in length.

What Will the Girls Do?
The girls will participate in one of the following S.T.E.A.M. disciplines:

  • Architecture

  • Arts

  • Clean Water

  • Conservation

  • Deforestation

  • Environmental Protection

  • Marine Life

  • Sustainable Permaculture

  • Technology Innovation

  • Wildlife Biology

PROGRAM BENEFIT
&  OPPORTUNITY

  • Participants earn a Certificate of Global Citizenship.
     

  • Obtain knowledge and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) and its role in participants' future.
     

  • Learn best practices of the host country’s government to protect its environment.
     

  • Learn of the local, national and/or global issues and the interconnectedness and interdependency of different countries and populations.
     

  • Develop awareness of one’s own personal reactions to those from different cultures (personal biases, beliefs, attitudes).
     

  • Act effectively and responsibly at local, national, and global levels for a more peaceful, just and equitable world.

Program Benefit & Opportunity
Program Cost

PROGRAM COST

How much is it?
Cost Per Participant is different dependent on host country visited. The average cost is $3,000 per participant. This covers airfare, lodging, meals, cultural and recreational activities, plus other necessities.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

What's Included
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     Roundtrip Airfare

Feathers

On-site, Bilingual Community Host Leader

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Cultural and Recreational Activities

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24/7 State-side Support

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Educational and Community Service Costs

Tucan

All Airport Transfers and On-site Transportation

Papaya Seeds

Three (3) Meals a Day

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 International Medical and Emergency Evacuation Insurance Provided

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On-site, Trained BGGG Representative

Lodging

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All Culturally Immersive Activities

Passport

Costs of Passport Applications

Sample Itinerary

SAMPLE ITINERARY

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