Camp Reach Makes A Positive Difference Over the Long Term
- More girls from the Camp Reach population enrolled in the Mass Academy of Math and Science as high school students.
- Camp Reach participants gave more complete definitions of engineering and recalled program activities involving working together in teams to solve problems and to create structures or products.
- Almost 18 percent of Camp Reach participants intended on pursuing an engineering major in college, as compared with 2.9 percent in a control group and a national average of 2.5 percent for women.
- Regardless of education or career plans, participants cite Camp Reach as providing a sense of empowerment and self-confidence.
Applicants to Camp Reach are an Important Population to Support
- As high school students, all study groups showed high self-ratings of computer skills, math abilities, and intellectual self-confidence compared to national averages for women.
- High enrollments in calculus, physics, and STEM enrichment activities as high school students.