Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy
The Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy is a free, week-long in-person event designed to give young women in high school hands-on experience in STEM, energy, and sustainability. NEED is proud to partner with the Exelon Foundation to make this opportunity available to young women each year in Chicago, Philadelphia and the Washington, D.C./Maryland area.
The experience is aimed to engage and prepare students to consider STEM academic & career paths, build STEM knowledge and skills, practice leadership, communication, and presentation skills. The Academy provides these young women with access to authentic experiences at STEM institutions and Exelon energy facilities. In 2022, each Academy had 60 students and 10 student staff/mentors.
Know any young women currently in 10th or 11th grade (class of 2024 and 2025) who are interested in STEM? Encourage them to apply (deadline is April 11, 2023) for the 2023 Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy. More details here and be sure to check out photos from past year!