Program for Girls 2022-2023
Sea Stars Career Mentoring Program for Girls is a continuation of experiences by HCPS female students who are alumni of the Mission: Tampa Bay Summer Camp. Mission: Tampa Bay is an award-winning enrichment program for female students that began in 2016 with support from the Tampa Bay STEM Network (TBSN) and has blossomed into a multiple-week opportunity for students in HCPS, with over 300 students participating over the life of the program. Emerging from this opportunity, the Sea Stars Career Mentoring Program for Girls will support female students in HCPS who are alumni of Mission: Tampa Bay and have an aptitude towards science disciplines, specifically marine and environmental science, aerospace dynamics, and health science. The program will provide an opportunity for these girls to continue on their pathway and relate to career mentors, participate in initial investigations, and set a purpose for their year-long work.