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Girls Action Network Salutes 2015 GAN Scholars

New York, NY - Girls Action Network, Inc. is pleased to announce and salute its 2015 GAN Scholars as new cohorts to the GAN Summer Scholastic Enrichment Program (SSEP): Wan Yi (Kelly) Mei (New York, New York), Kira Miller (Macon, Georgia) and Allise Paredes (Avenel, New Jersey). GAN Scholars Miller and Paredes were selected to attend the Wesleyan College Spectacles Summer Program. The Spectacles program is a math and science camp for middle-school girls sponsored by Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Wesleyan finds that, "Middle…
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Girls Action Network Participates at Journei’s S.T.E.M.-tastic One Hundred

Girls Action Network (GAN) had the opportunity to participate at Journei's S.T.E.M.-tastic One Hundred compelling workshop on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Rowan University's School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey at which Stephanie Humphrey, President, Girls Action Network, Inc., brought her passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to her remarks as the keynote speaker. GAN is a grassroots organization focused on social transformation to educate and empower girls ages 11 and up, with special emphasis on those from underserved communities. At…
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Huffington Post Link: Diversity Data Shows Need to Focus on Women of Color

The floodgates holding back the tech industry's dismal diversity data are now wide open. First Google, then LinkedIn and Yahoo, and now Facebook have soaked Silicon Valley watchers with what many of us already assumed: the tech community is mostly white and male. The statistics about racial and gender diversity in the technology field are disheartening and signal the need for efforts to increase the presence of women and African American, Latino, and Native American professionals in computing and technology fields. View the full article
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Girls Action Network Salutes 2014 GAN Scholars

New York, NY - Girls Action Network, Inc. is pleased to announce and salute its 2014 GAN Scholars as new cohorts to the GAN Summer Scholastic Enrichment Program (SSEP): Vinette Bristol (Brooklyn, New York), Leora Roberts (Gray, Georgia) and Kathyrn Spinks (Macon, Georgia). GAN Scholars Roberts and Spinks will attend the Wesleyan College Spectacles Summer Program. The Spectacles program is a math and science camp for middle-school girls sponsored by Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Wesleyan finds that, "Middle school is a crucial time for…
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Girls Action Network Salutes 2013 GAN Scholars

New York, NY: July 1, 2013 - Girls Action Network, Inc. is pleased to announce and salute its 2013 GAN Scholars as new cohorts to the GAN Summer Scholastic Enrichment Program (SSEP): Adreanna Chester (Macon, Georgia), Enid Lovay (Newark, New Jersey), Sarah Martin (West Orange, New Jersey), Natori Nance (Hightstown, New Jersey) and Kathyrn Spinks (Macon, Georgia). GAN Scholars Chester, Lovay, Martin and Spinks will attend the Wesleyan College Spectacles Summer Program. The Spectacles program is a math and science camp for middle-school girls sponsored…
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Girls Action Network Hosts Career Exploration 101 Workshop

New York, NY - On June 1, 2013, Girls Action Network  (GAN) presented Career Exploration 101: Exploring Your Path Using Web-based Technology -- an introductory, practical, age-appropriate program for female students (grades 6-11) identifying the skills, interests and values essential to exploring and planning one's career and related educational paths - at St. Philip's Academy Computer Lab in Newark, New Jersey from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The workshop was led by GAN Technology Director, Jerri Drakes. Participants included students and parents from Liberty Middle…
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GAN – SGB Committee Hosted Mini-Conference at Temple University

Philadelphia, PA - The Girls Action Network SBG Committee hosted a mini-conference on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Temple University's Ritter Annex, located at 1301 Cecil B Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. Cost was $5 per student with breakfast-lunch included. The conference theme was "Unlocking Opportunities: Leadership, Education and Empowerment" emphasizing GAN's core mission, which is the realization that greater steps needed to be taken to increase the number of: (i) students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics ("STEM fields");…
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Girls Action Network Salutes Aarti Naik 2012 Girls Changemaker, India

New York, NY - Girls Action Network, Inc. (GAN) is pleased to salute a GAN Group affiliate, Aarti Naik, on her October 4, 2012 Vocational Excellence Award for Bringing the Light of Literacy and Motivating Girls Living Below the Poverty Line. Ms. Naik was presented this award by the Rotary Club of Bombay Seacoast. For additional details, please see PDF. View PDF
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GAN – SGB Committee Hosts Mini-Conference on October 27

Philadelphia, PA - The Girls Action Network SBG Committee will host a mini-conference on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Temple University-s Ritter Annex, located at 1301 Cecil B Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. Cost is $5 per student with breakfast and lunch included. The theme of the event is -"Unlocking Opportunities: Leadership, Education and Empowerment" emphasizing GAN-s core mission, which is the realization that greater steps needed to be taken to increase the number of: (i) students studying science, technology,…
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Sisters Giving BackSM Consolidates with Girls Action Network

New York, NY - Effective July 1, 2012, the Sisters Giving BackSM (SGB) group, an unincorporated nonprofit association consolidated with Girls Action Network, Inc. (GAN), a nonprofit corporation. In 2011, SGB was formed to deliver educational and career services to girls in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. GAN was founded in 2002 to educate and empower girls in grades middle school and high school with special emphasis on girls from underserved communities in the United States, and to address the related policy issues. For…
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