Mankato YWCA, Minnesota State Mankato team up to get girls into STEM

Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 6:31 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2021 at 11:03 PM CST
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The YWCA is teaming up with MSU Mankato to get more girls interested in STEM.

The Handball to University program is for girls in grades 6-12.

Each week, they join MSU students for a game of handball before engaging in interactive STEM activities.

YWCA said most of its participants would be first-generation college students.

It hopes engagement in the university setting will inspire them to seek higher education in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

“It’s pretty cool, and the college is really big. I didn’t know that there was all of this. We went to a science room, and we did an experiment, and it was really fun,” stated Chloe Perry, a Handball to University participant.

Sign-ups are open for spring Handball to University participants.

Email Lydia Jagodzinski for more information.

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