“Girls don’t just go shopping, ya know, girls build stuff.”

The message Kristin Parkes hopes this group of 5th through 7th graders ultimately takes away from Baker College’s Girls STEM Camp.

“It’s kind of neat for them to build up their confidence in ways that culturally or, ya know, maybe society has supported them in that way and maybe they’ll get that confidence since they’re with other girls that have like interests so they’re realizing it’s not just for boys, it’s for girls,” she said. Kristen is coordinating the camp and is an instructor for the college’s education and early childhood education programs. The Cadillac Area Women’s Giving Circle is a sponsor of the camp.

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