Ujima Girl Summer Camps
Ujima GIRL Summer Camps Description
The Ujima GIRL Summer Camps are one-week summer camp programs focused on serving Black/African American girls. The program is divided into two levels: Ujima GIRL Camp for middle school students and Ujima GIRL+ Camp for high school students. During this 5-day program, the students participate in community-building activities and learn C-STEM math and computer science curriculum using Roboblocky, while being mentored by female college students, female teachers, and women already in the STEM industry.
The campers are taught math and robotics curriculum during the first half of the week, then use the knowledge and skills they learn to create a final project where they build a prototype robot to solve a challenge in their community. All campers present their final project at the end of the week and receive a Certificate of Recognition to show completion of the program.
Each Ujima site hosts one Ujima GIRL Camp, made up of 20 middle school girls, and one Ujima GIRL+ Camp, made up of 20 high school girls. These camps are FREE to students. Participation is recognized as an approved Educational Preparation Program on the UC undergraduate admissions application.
Look for the area or school district you are in and click the application link to apply
Qualifications to Participate:
- Incoming 6th-12th grade students attending a participating school district or living locally to a participating organization (See list of school districts and organizations on our sign-up page)
- Identify as Black or African American and female
- No minimum GPA required