Girls Communicating Career Connections
Girls Communicating Career Connections (GC3) is a youth-produced, video series and companion educator materials on science and engineering careers, developed by and for middle school aged girls. The GC3 videos share career information, highlight 21st century skill development, and focus on the positive social impact of science and engineering careers – and most importantly, the videos were created by girls themselves! Among the many careers profiled on the website are Robotics Engineer, Forensic Scientist, Marine Biologist, Biomedical Engineer, Atmospheric Scientist and Game Designer to name just a few. Educator materials include an Educator’s Guide, with suggested uses for the videos in both formal and informal settings, and a Video Production Curriculum, which aids educators in creating videos of their own. YouthLearn was involved in the design of the project as well as the development of the curriculum and the coaching of the youth producers. GC3 partners include the Young Women's Leadership Charter School and Spy Hop Productions. GC3 is funded by the Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE) program from the National Science Foundation (NSF).