Jewels Academy Gazette - December 2016
Calendar of Activities:

Jewels Academy's Open House - 1/14

IMMAWII Celebration Day  - 1/21

Jewels Academy's Math Camp -2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

Jewels Academy's Y.E.S. Spring Reconnect - 3/11 & 3/18



        We've served over 130 registrants in 2016 in addition to 50 more registrants through external workshops. The number registrants for the 2016 Math Camp program was 3 times the number of registrants we had in 2015! We hosted over 15 training sessions with our staff and invited more than 10 STEM professionals to work with our girls. We partnered with 5 organizations for STEM programming including Drake Univ., Iowa State Univ., Girl Scouts of America, Maker 515, and Investing in My Future. In 2016, the number of registrants for Jewels Academy programming increased by 23%, and 66% of our participants were from race/ethnicity groups that are underrepresented in STEM. This was a result of our increased outreach efforts as we attended 8 community events - 2 more than we did in 2015.  This was all done with a part-time and volunteered staff!

Daily Fundraising Moments at Year End:

Here is a Jewels moment with you, we hope that you become inspired such that it creates one to give.  Every bit helps.  Give today at

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

At Jewels Academy, it is crucial that our young students live every day with confidence and hope. Having optimism and spreading that positivism throughout the community can have amazing effects on everyone.

Thanks Etta, Drake Intern, for the Daily Jewels Inspirations

Revealing our 2017 Programming!
We would like to share our Y.E.S. and Math Camp programming for 2017.  What better way to do this through an open house with a fundraiser twist.  We will have fabricated items to sale in efforts to raise funds and also show the utilization of our technology and equipment.  

Please mark your calendars for January 14, 2017, Jewels Academy's open house from 2 to 4 p.m.  at the Mickle Center in Sherman Hills (1620 Pleasant Street, Des Moines).  

You will also hear and see from our students.

We hope to see you there!
1620 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA
We are excited to announce that Math Camp registration is now Live!  Register here.
Math Camp program aims to strengthen mathematical skills with collaborative learning and repetitive exercises.  We take these skills and link them to STEM careers through Career Talks and lively activities to link to real life application.  We aim to build the girls confidence as well as their math skills so that their opinions about math is strengthen during the pivotal grades of 4th - 8th.

Register below:


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Des Moines, IA  50314

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