Educate. Inspire. Include

Feb 8, 2019 11:05 AM ET
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A joint effort with Girls Inc. of New York City, the Moody’s Generation Giga Girls (G3) Data Analytics elective teaches high school girls about data analytics and critical thinking. The G3 program seeks to give girls the confidence to pursue careers in finance, technology and economics.

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Posted from Moody's 2017 CSR Report

Here’s a look at the G3 program’s results and progress in 2017.

Building confidence in numbers

When Shayla H., a junior at Central Park East High School who is learning about data analytics, stood up and announced how much she loves math in front of Oprah Winfrey, we knew we were doing something right. In March 2018, during a panel discussion with Oprah and others on International Women’s Day, the teen exclaimed that her favorite class is G3.

Making data analysis personal

In 2017, we helped evolve G3 into an interactive online experience, with animated characters that resemble the participants and situations like those the girls encounter every day. Vianca G., a G3 alumna, says that pretending she was in the virtual lessons was inspiring and that she loved giving feedback on how to improve the experience.

Picturing a professional future

Monique W., a G3 student, plans to study aerospace engineering at Tuskegee University and dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut. “I learned about Mae C. Jemison, the first African American woman to go into outer space,” Monique says of her experience in G3. “She made me believe that if she could do it, I could too.”

Expanding the Program

In 2017, building on G3’s initial success, we also piloted the curriculum in the New Settlement Apartments, a New York City housing and community service organization. This was the first instance of G3 being taught outside of Girls Inc. We plan to train facilitators from 30 schools and community organizations in New York City to deliver the programming in 2018–2019. We hope to scale the program and eventually deliver the benefits of G3 nationwide.

Posted from Moody's 2017 CSR Report