Why single gender
Our daughters must navigate a world in which different expectations, ignorance, and sexism still limit their ability to succeed.
The problem starts early. In math, girls and boys are equal when they enter kindergarten. By the end of fifth grade, girls are 2.5 months behind. These early gaps lead to lifelong problems.
Gender Gap: STEM & Finance Careers
Despite improvements in many careers, young women are vastly underrepresented in high-pay professions that drive the world economy.
Data Source: US Congress, Joint Economic Committee (2012)
Power Gap: Fortune 500 Corporations
Women are 50% of the population, but men still overwhelmingly hold positions of power. Women are only 5% of CEOs. Our daughters deserve better!
Data Source: Catalyst (2017)
The research overwhelmingly indicates that girls are more confident and do better in school when less boys are around. The Genesis single-gender approach creates an environment in which our girls can become the strong, accomplished young women they were meant to be!
Research suggests that gender gaps in high-demand fields such as computing, engineering, and finance are due to expectations that those are “boy” subjects. Genesis girls will be empowered to believe that every subject is a girl subject. They can pursue whatever their creativity and passion lead them to.
Genesis will connect STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) to problems that actually affect people in the real-world. Research suggests that young women lose interest in STEM because that connection is never made.
Girls' / Young Women's Issues
Genesis will focus academic discussion on issues related to girls and young women. These issues will include women’s role in history, women’s health, how women’s opportunities have been limited by laws and expectations, and how those limitations have been overcome.
Research tells us that girls succeed in traditionally male areas when they are exposed to positive, supportive interactions with other young women. Genesis girls will engage in collaborative work and discussions with peers, and in mentoring relationships with college students and professional role models to reinforce what is possible, especially in areas where girls are behind.
Research suggests that girls who are physically active are more confident, have a more positive body image, are healthier, and do better in school. Our sports and fitness program will support the development of our girls. To minimize the focus on external appearance that often damages girls’ self-image, Genesis will implement a uniform policy.