Black Girls Create
Developing a Culturally Responsive Maker Program for Black Girls
By LaShawnda Lindsay
Afterschool programs are a significant vehicle for increasing STEM interest, confidence, and capacity in underrepresented students (National Research Council, 2009). According to the Coalition for Science After School (2007), effective afterschool programs provide relevant, hands-on opportunities for underrepresented youth to interact with relatable scientific role models, content knowledge, and resources.