Jewels Academy Gazette - April 2016
Calendar of Activities:

Y.E.S. Coding workshop with Girl Scouts
Come out and create a video game with the Girl Scouts May 14 @ the Mickle Center!!  All girls grades 4-9 are welcome.  Sign up below. We've extended our registration to Friday May 6th by special request.

Youth Leadership Workshop 
Program for  future leaders entering their Sophomore or Junior year of high school. Follow this link for more information and an application link.


Want to learn how to create a video game?
Come code with Jewels Academy!

When:  5/14 from 9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where:1620 Pleasant Street, Community Room, Mickle Center
Who:  Girls grades 4-9, we will be joined by local Girl Scout troops
Cost:  $10 (includes snacks)
We have some great instructors and you won't want to miss this. Please reserve your seat today. 

WANTED:  Your feedback
We need to hear from you to continue to increase relevancy of our programming.  Please take a few minutes  to answer a few questions. What would your girls be interested to learn more about?  Please tell us by taking this survey here: 


Jewels Academy Summer Programming Is Just Around the Corner
We will have four STEM summer Saturday sessions in July.  The first session will be at Drake University.
When:  July 2, July 9, July 16, and July 23
Time:  9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Why:  Increase girls interests in STEM (4th - 9th grades)
What:   Various workshops including robotics, mechanical design and personal care chemistry
How:  Register Here: 
Cost:  ONLY $60, wow!  That's a great value for a total of four Saturdays

Sponsor A Student 
Thank you to those of you who have stepped up to sponsor students this summer!
Our cost is $65/girl per STEM workshop.  We will have a total of 13 workshops in 2016 which totals to $596 per student.  Our goal is to subsidize the cost for all girls so that no one is turned away.  You can help us do this by giving online at: or by mail at
1620 Pleasant Street, Suite 216 Des Moines, IA  50314 (checks payable to Jewels Academy). 
Thank you for generosity and for supporting Jewels!


 Special Thanks to... Jewels Academy is thrilled for the opportunity to expand our program and engage more children thanks to @Cognizant's #MakingTheFuture grant
Please join us in showing appreciation to Cognizant!



Would you like to get involved and help with Jewels Academy?  We are looking for volunteers.  For more information contact us at
What is STEM? We use the phrase STEM quite a bit.  What is it and what does it mean? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  This phrase originated a few years ago to help raise awareness about educating our young people to get jobs and strengthen the US economy and make us more competitive internationally.  We also see STEAM used which is the same with the A standing for arts.


Our mailing address is:
1620 Pleasant, Suite 216

Des Moines, IA 50314