Youth Development

Expanding Your Horizons of San Diego

  • San Diego, CA
  • www.eyhsandiego.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Expanding Your Horizons, San Diego is to educate and promote awareness and understanding among school-age women about science, mathematics, engineering and technology. To this end EYH organizes annual conferences with hands-on workshops: to provide young women with opportunities to meet and interact with positive women role models who are active in math and science-related careers; to involve young women with limited opportunities for success in positive experiences in mathematics and science; to increase the interest of young women in math and science by providing exciting and fun hands-on learning experiences; to encourage young women to study as much math and science as possible by showing them the benefit of education and its relevance in their lives; and to foster awareness of career opportunities in science- and math-related careers.

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Service Areas

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California

The 2011 EYH Conference served girls from over 57 zip codes within San Diego, and several individuals from Riverside County. Within San Diego we recruited girls from a total of 148 schools.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2003

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Sue Lowery

Keywords

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girls, conference, science, math, engineering, technology

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EIN

30-0170181

 Number

2535730860

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), San Diego considers every conference an accomplishment in reaching out to more girls and reinvigorating STEM interests in returning participants. Specifically however, we are proud of several accomplishments including extending planning committee participation, having conference attendees from new schools and regions within San Diego County and recruiting exciting new STEM professionals to present workshops at the conference. The voluntary planning committee has grown to include women that work in a variety of government, academic and industry professions; the coming together of such a motivated and successful group to voluntarily plan and produce a conference for hundreds of young women is a true accomplishment. EYH San Diego has also been successful in reaching out to girls in grades 6through 10 not only residing within San Diego County, but farther reaching areas of Riverside County. Finally, the annual increased variety of companies, organizations and professionals that dedicate their day to engage students with an authentic hands-on workshop is a representation of the concern within science and engineering communities for the perpetuation of their craft. With regards to goals, we have several relating to the operation of the organization and the success of the conference and beyond. We look to extend the offer of free transportation services to students residing in distant regions of the county, who might otherwise be unable to attend such an event due to limited mobility. The committee would like to expand significantly on the number of young girls that attend the conference through a targeted increase of 15-20% within the upcoming five years. Additionally, we are hoping to find ways in which to extend the enthusiasm and spirit of the conference to participants throughout the year which may occur through regional ""EYH Get-Togethers"" or some other form of intermittent activity.

Programs

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Program 1

EYH-SD presents an annual conference that reaches out to girls in grades 6-10 across San Diego County -- a region the size of Connecticut with the population of Iowa and more than 600 schools. Presenting scientists are selected from corporate, research, government and academic science organizations throughout the region. The direct beneficiaries include the 500-600 girls and their parents who register each year. Others who benefit include the volunteers and presenters who share their enthusiasm for science, the schools that teach inspired girls, the academic institutions that receive better-qualified applicants, the science and technology sector that employs well-prepared women and minorities, and the economy that benefits from full utilization of the domestic workforce potential.

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Service Areas

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California

The 2011 EYH Conference served girls from over 57 zip codes within San Diego, and several individuals from Riverside County. Within San Diego we recruited girls from a total of 148 schools.

Funding Needs

Our top five needs include funding for the annual conference, continued recruitment of planning committee and board members, in-kind donations of items to provide in girls' conference bags, several workshops from STEM professionals that have been previously underrepresented and volunteers for the day of the conference. The most pressing need of EYH is for funding to replace the decrease in donations from companies due to the current economic climate. While the conference is planned and carried out by volunteers, the event requires funding to provide scholarships to any girl that requests them, transportation, and venue rentals and services to create the conference environment. The conference committee has grown, but we are still in need of individuals to assist with planning and implementation of the conference. Each girl receives conference supplies along with a conference program to complete the experience and we rely on in-kind donations of marketing products, books or magazines and more from companies, agencies and universities. The girls select general subjects they are interested in learning about on the application, and annual we try to provide workshops that represent their interests, so we are often in need of professionals within a certain industry.

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Expanding Your Horizons of San Diego

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Principal Officer

Sue Lowery

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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Sue Lowery

University of San Diego

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