Taking Up Space
Sending Native American Girls to NASA's Space Camp
Taking Up Space expands educational and career opportunities in STEM for Native American Girls by sponsoring their trip to NASA’s Space Camp. We believe this immersive experience not only encourages Native American Girl’s interest in STEM but builds leadership and teamwork skills hat allows them to mentor their peers and inspire their community.
Make an Impact
During the school year, Taking Up Space works with local youth to encourage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning. Students attend events through our partners and participate in weekly sessions at the Pascua Yaqui Clubhouse. Here they explore science and technology through hands-on experiments, and have even entered a local science fair.
There is a serious educational deficit in retaining middle school girl’s interest in STEM throughout our nation. Taking Up Space empowers Native American girls to pursue their interest in STEM by sponsoring their trip to NASA’s Space Camp. This incredible opportunity combined with the programs and activities we offer throughout the year give them the skills and confidence to succeed in STEM.
We Give Back
Space Camp participants return to their communities as leaders and role models. They give presentations on their experience, and become mentors in our local STEM programs and activities. Their Space Camp experience and active participation in our programs inspires other Native American Girl’s to pursue their own passions in STEM and dream big.