Science Club for Girls has a terrific program of near-peer role models: Junior Mentors in Grades 8-12 work with younger girls, helping them to dream big and get excited about STEM — because the younger students naturally look up to the older ones. It’s also a leadership program in which the Junior Mentors get to work on job preparation, teamwork, and communication skills. A challenge grant until December 9 will match donations 3:1 to fund this program for a year: If you and others donate a combined total of $5,000 then it will be matched to yield $20,000 — which will fund 90 Junior Mentors working with 600 younger girls for a year. See the crowdfunding video to see how vital these near-peer role models are. Science Club for Girls is growing — with six more K-5 clubs, a new middle-school STEMinistas site, 30 more Junior Mentors, a new high-school Technovation team, and a doubling of high-school STEM research internships. Your tax-deductible donation can be part of it.