Advice for a group of middle school girls

Jessye,

Thank you for taking questions, I am facilitating a small group of african-american students in learning more about STEM activities, resources, and careers. We met after school and worked on a project in which we made designer earrings from 2L plastic soda bottles. The group is called Girls Go Green and making a product from recycled materials was one of our project goals. The group was successful, and we have a final meeting coming up. Do you have any suggestions or advice that you could give the girls regarding a career in a STEM field.
posted by Mrs. Pinn, Girls Go Green in Lynchburg, Va. on July 8, 2013

Answer by Jessye Bemley

Hello Ms. Pinn

Your program sounds really fun I wish I had a chance to make some of those earrings I know they enjoyed it.

As far as advice, first I would tell them how proud I was they decided to participate in the program to learn more about STEM, and I would encourage them to go to more. It is important to take a lot of math and science, and if it seems too hard, do not be afraid to ask for help. STEM fields allow you be as creative as you desire to be. They also give you the ability to fix or improve problems or issue that you are passionate about in the world. Talk to people that may do the job you would like to pursue, and see if they could be your mentor. Know that you are capable of doing anything you put your mind to. Believe and go forth.