Harvard Family Research Project Selects ETR Associates’ Girl Game Company

ETR Associates' Girl Game Company program was recently selected and highlighted in the Harvard Family Research Project's Research Update 5: STEM Out-of-School Time Program for Girls (Volume 5, January 11, 2011). Working in conjunction with the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, the Harvard Family Research Project's Research Update 5 focused on six science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. The selected programs reflect the diversity of approaches to STEM education, including structured after-school modules, recreational activities, intensive summer trips and mentoring. The programs focus on youth in middle school and high school.

The Girl Game Company is a research-based, after-school and summer program designed to engage middle school girls in computing by teaching them to program computer games and build networks of support. The Girl Game Company has since evolved into a co-ed information technology (IT) career pathways program, Watsonville TEC, serving primarily Latino youth from fifth grade through high school in Watsonville, California.

For more information on the Harvard Family Research Project, please visit www.hfrp.org.

For more information or the Girl Game Company or Watsonville TEC, please contact Jacob Martinez jacobm@etr.org.

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