WINS 35th anniversary celebration and fundraising event at The Academy of Natural Sciences
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Since its founding in 1982, WINS has introduced hundreds of high school women to future careers in STEM and other professions by providing hands-on science workshops, career and college exploration, and positive youth development. Since its founding 35 years ago, WINS has had hundreds of participants, representing 46 out of 50 zip codes in Philadelphia.
WINS provides young women with the information, encouragement, and confidence they need to shape their futures. The program’s mentoring and support have resulted in 100% of the students graduating from high school, compared with 65% of students in the School District of Philadelphia. 97% of those who graduate from high school continue to a college or university. Of those students, 63% major in STEM. WINS alumnae have an 86% college graduation rate, and 44% practice in a STEM career.
The WINS 35th fundraising event will highlight all that has been accomplished during the program’s 35-year history. The evening will be a time to celebrate the students, who may become the future leaders of the science and technology world.