The JA Passport to STEM will inspire hundreds of seventh and eighth grade girls & boys in West Michigan. Students from Grand Rapids, Northern Michigan, Lansing, Battle Creek/Kalamazoo, Holland, and the Lakeshore are invited to participate in this unique opportunity. In a 2-hour format, JA will introduce these students to women mentors who work in STEM related fields and show them the exciting possibilities for their future. As the research suggests this is key in increasing their pursuit of STEM careers. Guided by JA's It's My Future curriculum, students will investigate, ask questions and be inspired to consider STEM for their future.