DC Kids Temple Lester of STEM Girl Swag

Science doesn’t have to be boring. As there are many initiatives to get more young girls, especially minorities interested in STEM, I wanted to highlight a young entrepreneur who is using her platform to encourage more young girls and minorities into being excited about science!

Temple Lester is the gifted, award-winning 13-year old creator of “STEM Girl Swag”. She expressed an interest in science at a very early age. In 3rd grade, she launched http://www.JustTemple.com, a website dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Technology (STEM). Her goal is to encourage more of her peers to take an interest in science, especially girls. Temple provides free workshops, classes and motivational talks to get youth involved in STEM. Her “STEM Girl Swag” movement is a way to get youth excited about how “cool” science can be. Temple’s workshops are full of fun activities and exciting science experiments. Through volunteerism and social media, she has exposed over 10,000 people to STEM! (Just Temple.com)

This is what she had to say about her business ventures:

“I loved showing my peers that you don’t have to be an adult to make a difference, but you can make a difference at a young age and start now.” (WSAV)

Check out a few items from her STEM Swag Shop

Keep advocating ans making science fun, Temple. You’re doing great things!

Image Credit: Just Temple.com