Our Program

 The core of Rosie Riveters’ programs is a project-based, after-school curriculum for girls aged 4-14 (grades pre-K-8) that is open to the public and is completely free of charge. Each of the twelve sessions of our 4-week program features:

  • an interactive overview of a STEM concept (density, circuits, chemical reactions, etc.);
  • a tangible and hands-on project that explores that concept;
  • exploration of real-world careers associated with the above project through interaction with mentors.
The hands-on projects at the core of our program teach STEM skills, encourage girls to develop their own creative processes for design and implementation, and enable them to see their skills in action.  All these elements work together to develop each
participant’s confidence in her abilities.

Registration is now OPEN! 

This spring's program takes place on one Saturday a month for four months. You must commit to attending all four sessions (see dates below) to register for the program. The curriculum for this Saturday program is a repeat of Fall 2017 (September 18-October 12, 2017). If your child attended the Fall 2017 program at Aurora Hills, Columbia Pike, or Westover Branch Libraries, they should not register for this four-month Saturday program.

Kindergarten-1st Grade - Central Library - Quincy Room 


  • January 12, 2019 from 10:30am-11:30am - Static Electric Snakes
  • February 9, 2019 from 10:30am-11:30am - Chemical Reaction Boats
  • March 9, 2019 from 10:30am-11:30am - Kaleidoscopes
  • **April 6, 2019 from 10:30am-11:30am - Invisible Ink**

** Please Note: April 6th is the first week of the month. The other three program dates fall during the second week of the month. This adjustment was made to accommodate Spring Break.

REGISTER HEREhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/rosie-riveters-k-1st-grade-winter-2019-saturday-program-tickets-53818712217

2nd-5th Grade- Central Library - Glebe Room


  • January 26, 2019 from 10:30am-12:30pm - Art Bots
  • February 23, 2019 from 10:30am-12:30pm - Geometric String Art
  • March 23, 2019 from 10:30am-12:30pm - Slime
  • April 27, 2019 from 10:30am-12:30pm - Robotic Hands

REGISTER HEREhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/rosie-riveters-2nd-5th-grade-winter-2019-saturday-program-tickets-53819647013

6th-8th Grade - Central Library - Quincy Room 


  • January 26, 2019 from 10:30am-12:30pm - Art Bots
  • February 23, 2019 from 10:30am-12:30pm - Geometric String Art
  • March 23, 2019 from 10:30am-12:30pm - Code your World
  • April 27, 2019 from 10:30am-12:30pm - Robotic Hands

REGISTER HEREhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/rosie-riveters-6th-8th-grade-winter-2019-saturday-program-tickets-53820075294 

These free public programs are made possible by generous supporters like you. Please consider making a $25 donation to support Rosie Riveters’s continued development of outstanding programs for everyone.

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PLEASE NOTE our Late and No-Show Policies:

We want to ensure that our programs are able to provide a positive impact to as many participants as possible. With this in mind, please note our No-Show and Late Policies below:

  • Please arrive on time to the start of each program. We cover a lot of information in a relatively short period so arriving late means that many important components of the lesson/project may be missed. It can also be disruptive to other participants. 
    • Late arrivals Policy: Those who arrive late to two classes will relinquish their remaining spots to children on the waitlist.
  • We understand that plans change, especially when it comes to kids, but in order to give everyone an opportunity to enjoy the program we require a minimum of 48 hours notice so we can fill the vacant spot.
    • No-show Policy: Those who fail to attend a program without prior 48 hours notice will relinquish their remaining spots to children on the waitlist.

If your business/place of employment is interested in supporting young women in STEM, please email us at this address (info@rosieriveters.com).  We have multiple opportunities for program sponsorship and involvement, including hosting STEM workshops at corporate events.

Support and Volunteers sponsored in part by:


Interested in sponsoring a Rosie Riveters Project?

Since our pilot program in February 2016, Rosie Riveters has served over 250 children in Northern Virginia. We are constantly seeking new opportunities to provide girls with the confidence to try and succeed in STEM. If you are interested in bringing a Rosie Riveters program to your community please email: info@rosieriveters.com. 

As a small non-profit, our programs are funded on a project-by-project basis. It takes $6,920 to cover the costs of supplies, teachers, and programming logistics for each 4-week program that we offer, which means that on average, each Rosie Riveters project that a participant completes costs approximately $50 to deliver.

Support Rosie Riveters by making a donation of $25, $50, $100, $250 or $500 here: https://rosieriveters.nationbuilder.com/donate

Rosie Riveters is a registered 501(c)(3); all donations are tax deductible.
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