From day one, we’ve worked hard to forge meaningful relationships with girls and measure real results over time. We use strategic evaluation tools to document and improve our work each year. Check out our programming by the numbers below, or download our Case Statement (.pdf).

By the numbers:

  • 342 participating girls since 2013
  • 69% of participants are girls of color
  • 55% of girls receive full or partial scholarships to attend
  • 40 power tools in our workshop
  • 3600 square feet of wood, metal, and fabrication space
  • 28 program sessions offered each year
  • 893 skill badges awarded to date
  • 71% of girls are repeat participants
  • 105 projects built by girls
  • 96% of girls report increased confidence and interest in STEM and building trades because of Girls Garage
  • 91% of girls report increased confidence in all parts of their lives because of Girls Garage.

Testimonials:

From a teen participant:

“Being at Girls Garage for the past five years has definitely made me more confident in myself and my abilities. I am happier here than anywhere else. Working in this community has allowed me to make new friends and practice new knowledge. I am excited to do more of this because I want to be a structural engineer. Girls Garage makes me feel like that crazy idea isn’t so crazy.”

From a parent:

“Girls Garage has changed the way my daughter feels about herself as a learner and a creative person – and perhaps that is the greatest gift the program offers our girls. The skill set my daughter is building is clear and undeniable (and acknowledged with a very cool set of badges!). I never anticipated the self-reliance she would gain, or the faith she would develop in herself as a result of her work. The experience has exploded her notion of what she believes she is capable of doing.”

From a funder:

“This is what people mean when they say STEM and making empowers girls!”

From a young participant:

“Being at Girls Garage for the past five years has definitely made me more confident in myself and my abilities. I am happier here than anywhere else. Working in this community has allowed me to make new friends and practice new knowledge. I am excited to do more of this because I want to be a structural engineer. Girls Garage makes me feel like that crazy idea isn’t so crazy.”