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The Indiana Afterschool Network is proud to be a part of the Million Girls Moonshot initiative, working to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the next five years. The Million Girls Moonshot will not only allow girls to envision themselves as future innovators, but it will increase the quality of out-of-school STEM learning opportunities for all young people, particularly underserved and underrepresented youth.

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About the Million Girls Moonshot

The Moonshot is designed to spur girls’ interest, understanding, and confidence in STEM and equip them to become problem solvers with an engineering mindset. Led nationally by the STEM Next Opportunity Fund and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in partnership with the Intel Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Million Girls Moonshot:

  • Leverages afterschool networks in all 50 states to help school-age girls access high-quality STEM education, support, and mentors.
  • Uses an equity and inclusion framework that is youth-centric and culturally responsive to increase gender, racial, and socio-economic diversity in STEM.
  • Provides resources, support, mentorship, and expert guidance to help educators deliver hands-on STEM experiences in afterschool, out-of-school time, and summer learning programs.

STEM Next Million Girls Moonshot Toolkit

The Million Girls Moonshot provides a collection of resources and tools for partners and programs to utilize when participating in the Million Girls Moonshot Initiative. All transformative practice resources have been vetted using a culturally-responsive and equity lens to foster inclusive STEM learning spaces for all youth, particularly girls.

Click Here to access the Million Girls Moonshot Toolkit to get started!

2023-2024 Regional Leadership Project

The Indiana Afterschool Network, in partnership with Million Girls Moonshot, has identified 6 out-of-school time STEM programs to operate as Regional Leaders, setting an example of high-quality STEM programming across Indiana and supporting other STEM programs in their efforts to begin, strengthen, and/or deepen their STEM practices. The following Regional STEM Leaders work with programs based on location, as classified by our Engagement Map:

E3 Robotics Center
Elkhart, IN | Region 2
Brian Boehler (

Fort Wayne Boys and Girls Club
Fort Wayne, IN | Region 3
Leticia Paige (

Girls Scouts of Central Indiana
Indianapolis, IN | Region 5
Tara Foor (

The STEM Connection
Indianapolis, IN | Region 6
Angela Fitzgerald (

TechWise Academy
Muncie, IN | Region 7
Ryan Hunter (

Perry Central Lights On
Leopold, IN | Region 10
Tonya Bryant (

Interested in working with a Regional Leader Program to deepen your STEM practices?
Please reach out to Andrea Gerig.


Contact our Associate Director of Engagement and STEM Specialist, Andrea Gerig at