Examine! Explore! Experiment!

Girls Inc. of Worcester inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold.  One of our elite programs, Eureka!, is a year-round, five-year STEM intensive program that engages and empowers 8th-12th grade girls as they develop confidence and discover leadership and academic opportunities in STEM fields.  

Throughout this 5-year program, attendees engage in activities such as:

Healthy Living

Opportunities and experiences that provide them with the knowledge, skills and encouragement to develop and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Topics include:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Stress Management
  • Body Image

Life Skills Instruction

Girls will participate in program activities and experiences that build the learning, skills, and behaviors that enable them to function independently and live a productive and fulfilling life. Topics include:

  • Persistence and resilience 
  • Ability to delay gratification
  • Improved emotional control

Academic Enrichment and Support

Girls will participate in program activities and experiences that expand on and support their school-based learning and engagement such as:

  • Prepare for high school & college
  • Professional Development
  • Economic Independence


The cumulative success of Eureka! demonstrates an extraordinary return on investment for these 50 girls. Outcomes include:

  • 100% graduate high-school on time;
  • Accepted at more than 20 colleges including five (5) Ivy Leagues;
  • Earned more than $2 million per year in academic scholarships including nine (9) full-pay;
  • 50% are first generation to go to college
  • 70% are selecting STEM-related majors.

Applications are open to grade 7 girls only.



For more information, please contact the Eureka! office at or call 508-755-6455.

Thank you to our Eureka! funders and workplace partners!

  • Boston Scientific

  • Dell

  • Ecotarium

  • Fallon Health

  • NNLM

  • Saint-Gobain

  • TE Connectivity

  • Turn Back Time

  • Umass Prevention Research

  • Vanilla Box Theater

  • Visiant

  • WCCA TV 13

  • Worcester Tree Initiative

  • YMCA of Central MA

  • Eureka! funders:

  • Avidia 

  • Bank of America

  • Berkshire Bank Foundation

  • BNY Mellon

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • Consigli Construction

  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation

  • The Hart Foundation

  • jetBlue Foundation

  • National Grid

  • People's United Bank

  • TJX Foundation

  • College Shower Corporate Sponsors:

  • Baystate Savings Bank

  • Dell

  • Golub Foundation

  • South High Community School