Resources to Support STEAM Learning


Million Girls Moonshot

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The California AfterSchool Network (CAN) is excited to be a part of the Million Girls Moonshot initiative. The Million Girls Moonshot is helping re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make. It is inspiring and preparing the next generation of innovators by engaging 1 million girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the next five years. Learn more and join at

The Intel Foundation, STEM Next Opportunity Fund, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation — and a growing number of technology leaders, charitable organizations, and other entities, such as NASA, Lockheed Martin, If/Then (an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies), CISCO, Samueli Foundation, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Technovation, STEMconnector, National Girls Collaborative Project, Jobs For The Future (JFF), and Techbridge Girls.

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CAN’s MGM Journey

In Year One (2020 – 2021):

  • CAN worked closely with three STEAM Hubs and will be sharing resources out with the entire field.

Our goals for Year Two (2021-2022):

  1. Convene the MGM community of practice to share strategies for local implementation, and surface promising practices, challenges, and lessons learned. 
  2. Increase the reach and effectiveness of communication and outreach efforts. 
  3. Leverage participation in the Million Girls Moonshot initiative to support further partner engagement.


Access the Frequently Asked Questions of the Million Girls Moonshot!


Million Girls Moonshot’s Transformative Practices
STEM Learning Resources

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Million Girls Moonshot’s four Transformative Practices include resources for all educators to foster inclusive STEM learning spaces for all youth, particularly girls. All resources have been vetted using a culturally responsive and equity lens. Below is each transformative practice along with corresponding resources you can start using today!


MGM Partnership with CAN & CA STEAM Hubs!

Million Girls Moonshot LogoThe Million Girls Moonshot has provided a multi-year grant to the California AfterSchool Network to do this work. We will use these funds to help afterschool programs across the state provide STEM education. Learn more about our state partners below: