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  • Cost Category: More than $100
  • Price Details: Operation Smart materials are available free of cost to affiliates of Girls Inc. Affiliates receive one copy of all publications and can purchase additional copies for $12.50 each. Outside groups interested in establishing a formal collaboration agreement with an affiliate may also be able to use Operation Smart materials.
    The costs shown were accurate at the time of the review. Please check the publisher's web site for current prices.
  • Duration: A series of sessions that lasts at least one semester
  • Format: Instructors Guide
  • Grades: grades 6 to 8
  • Target Audiences: Girls
  • Subject(s): multiple science topics
  • Part of Series?: yes
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    For information about becoming an affiliate or establishing a collaborative agreement with an affiliate, contact Girls Inc. Information Coordinator, Karis Jacobson by phone at 800-374-4475, ext. 110 or via email at

This set of activities/staff guides empowers girls to pursue science, math, and technology careers.  Designed to build confidence/offer success, these activities include ideas for extensions, but instructors must prepare daily logistics/activities.

Girls Inc.'s Operation SMART is a set of activities and staff training guides developed to help afterschool programs empower girls to pursue science, math, and technology careers. Although some activities are drawn from other sources, SMART's philosophy is evident in each: all are success-based and designed to build confidence. The program provides full activities as well as ideas for extensions, but instructors will need to plan most day-to-day logistics.

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