Through GAINS clubs, high school girls take the lead on their campuses as they explore STEM fields of study, STEM career options, inspire younger girls and connect with local women working in STEM. 

GAINS provides guidance and a growing national community of high school girls through our GAINS virtual community. 

A GAINS club is a place for you to:

Build community:

  • connect with peers from their school community around STEM topics and
  • initiatives.
  • connect with peers from around the country around STEM topics and initiatives.

Explore STEM Career Options:

  • connect with women working and studying in STEM fields to learn about STEM
  • career and study options.

Build Leadership & Networking Skills:

  • build collaboration and leadership skills by designing and completing a STEM-focused project at their school or in their community.
Ready to get started?

Step 1: Recruit a faculty advisor/sponsor - GAINS is school-based so you will need a faculty member 

Identify a teacher or administrator at your school who is supportive of girls in STEM! It is helpful to have an advisor who works with students in STEM and is interested in giving time to the club. The faculty GAINS advisor provides guidance as you navigate the specifics of starting a GAINS club in the unique environment of your school. 

Step 2: Have your faculty advisor complete the club registration form found here. 

Step 3: Select your student leaders. GAINS Leaders participate in a leadership training program and meet virtually with leaders from clubs around the country to discuss STEM and share ideas!  We recommend two student leaders - one junior and one sophomore

Step 4: Recruit STEM professionals from your local community to join our virtual community!  We can help you reach out and provide text and guidance. General volunteer information can be found here.