Is Jewels Academy just for girls?

Correct, Jewels Academy is a 501c3 organization that serves girls in STEM from elementary to high school ages.   Although Jewels Academy primarily serves young women, we do not turn away any student, but instead welcome all students of all faiths and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Is Jewels Academy for just students of color or low-income students?

No, Jewels Academy is not just for students of color or low-income students. However, our philosophy and mission are to reach underrepresented, underserved girls with diverse social-economic backgrounds. We have a heart for diversity on various social and economic levels.

Do you have more programs than STEM-related?

Yes, however our emphasis currently is on our STEM program and slowly bringing in other programs that cover financial stewardship, leadership and the arts.

The Young Emerging Scientists Program is only for 9 to 14-year-olds?

No, we also have Project Emerald and a peer mentor program that 10th – 12th graders serve as assistant instructors and receive a stipend. We mostly recruit for this program in the Spring of each year. You can find more information under our programs.

When is the next set of workshops?

We have our workshops posted on our calendar: and our registration page, or check us out on Facebook at

How can I register for an upcoming workshop?

Go to the Programs-Registration page on our website ( to register and submit an application and payment for an upcoming workshop.

Do you have scholarships for your workshops?

We do have scholarships and sponsorships (sponsor a student for a years worth of programming). They are provided on a need basis and attendance basis. More information here:

Calendar of Events:

You can see the full calendar of events here:

Where to donate:

We also take checks payable to:

Jewels Academy

1620 Pleasant Street Suite 216

Des Moines, IA  50314

Current t-shirt campaign:

Two styles to choose from for $24.99 each. Click on a shirt to go to the store: