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Rosie’s Girls® Afterschool is a trades, STEM, and career exploration summer camp and afterschool program for middle school girls*. Through hands-on learning and a research-based social/emotional curriculum called Power Skills, Rosie’s Girls helps youth break down gender stereotypes, develop self-confidence, build connections, and dream big about their futures. 

Vermont Works for Women (VWW) is now partnering with schools and organizations to run Rosie’s Girls Afterschool in the 2022-2023 school year. If you are a middle school, career and technical center, or a local community organization, and would like to facilitate Rosie’s Girls Afterschool in your community, please contact Marla Goldstein, VWW’s Youth Program Coordinator, at 

At Rosie's Girls Afterschool, girls learn to use tools and work with materials in a variety of themes – from carpentry, to welding, to invention, and more. Power Skills lessons are interactive, group-based, and include topics like Self-Advocacy, Challenge by Choice, Healthy Relationships, and X-Ray Vision (valuing what’s on the inside, instead of outward appearances). The Rosie's Girls curriculum supports the Agency of Education's guidelines on students' personalized learning plans, a blueprint for their future careers.

*Rosie's Girls welcomes into our program anyone who identifies as a girl regardless of assignment at birth. Our programs also welcome youth who are non-binary or gender expansive who are comfortable in a girl-centered space.

Program Details

  • Session length: flexible, 60-90 minutes per week, 8-10+ weeks 
  • Number of youth: flexible, 6-10 works best
  • Partner Fee: sliding scale $150-$750. If this fee is a barrier, or you would like to run more than one session, please contact Marla Goldstein at 


Program Partners Provide: 

  • Staffing and program site  
  • Participation in Facilitator Training (90 minutes) 
  • Ensure youth complete pre & post surveys which are shared back to VWW 
  • Basic project supplies (Elmer’s glue, scissors, markers, etc.) 


Vermont Works for Women provides: 

  • Full Rosie’s Girls curriculum of project plans, games, Power Skill activities, and weekly schedule 
  • Facilitator Training 
  • Recruitment and registration support as needed 
  • Ongoing technical assistance for the duration of the program 
  • Supplies for all Rosie’s Girls themes:  
  • Project Kits: Wood & Metal; Explore; Invent; Water & Natural Resources.  
  • Traditional RG: Build or Weld 
  • Have a project theme of your own? We love new ideas! Rosie’s Girls can work with any STEAM or trades field! 
  • Rosie’s Toolbox: a loaned bin full of all curriculum materials, posters, and “extras” for facilitators.  

For additional details on Rosie’s Girls Afterschool’s design for the 2022-2023 school year, please review this one-page informational sheetIf you are interested in continuing your partnership or becoming a first-time partner for Rosie’s Girls Afterschool, please contact Marla Goldstein at  

Rosie's Girls Afterschool Project Kits

thank you to our sponsors and partners!

Rosie's Girls Afterschool