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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, April 6, 2012

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria to Launch Eureka! Summer Program for Girls at UCSB

During the next twelve months, forty girls from Carpinteria entering the eighth grade will participate in the first phase of a rigorous three-year program called Eureka!


It will introduce them to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Many of the girls will be the first in their families to attend college and Eureka! will help open the doors of higher education to them. The experience of being in a college campus environment will make a lasting impression and show them that they too can belong.

The program will begin this summer with an intense four week, on-campus component at UCSB. It will continue with follow-up workshops through the school year focused on college readiness, college applications, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration that may lead to alternative post-secondary education opportunities. The program will include campus visits to Long Beach State, UCLA, USC, UC Berkley and Pepperdine University. Eureka! encourages participants to pursue scholarships through Girls Inc. and other sources. It will also include paid internships focused on math, science, and technology.

Eureka! is a partnership between Girls Inc. of Carpinteria and Carpinteria Unified School District, Santa Barbara Foundation, UCSB, Easy Lift Transportation, Girls Inc. National and the Office of Academic Preparation at UCSB.

The program is free for participants.

About Girls Incorporated of Carpinteria

Girls Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We provide programs for girls 6 to 18 years old that focus on science, math, and technology; health; financial literacy; sports skills; leadership and advocacy; and media literacy. Call (805) 684-6364 or visit www.girlsinc-carp.org.

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