Programs in a Box Directory
AAUW’s online Programs in a Box (PIABs) offer members ideas and instructions for mission-based activities. Each Program in a Box outlines the “what, why, and how” to implement a program.
Programs in a Box reflect a wide range of AAUW activities that empower women and girls, and more PIABs are on the way. Have an idea to share? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how PIABs are selected.
Hosting a Cocktails and Convos (convo is short for conversation) event is a great way to draw in the community in a casual setting where members and nonmembers alike can come together to discuss women’s issues. Use this Program in a Box to market your branch to your community and potential members in a low-pressure setting.
Screening a film like The Invisible War, Miss Representation, or Granny’s Got Game is an outstanding way to engage your community in a conversation about women’s issues. Showing a movie is also an excellent recruitment opportunity, because people get to learn about what you do and how important AAUW’s work is.
Use this Program in a Box to hold a Speech Trek contest to offer high school girls an opportunity to develop their public speaking skills.
Use this Program in a Box to help high schools reach Title IX compliance in athletics and avoid the potential for expensive litigation.
Use AAUW’s collaboration with the Princeton Review to provide free workshops and practice exams to women who wish to attend college or graduate school.
Re: Action events are moderated discussions of hot, current topics that affect women. Use this Program in a Box to gather a panel of local experts to start a conversation among various demographic groups in your community. This is a great way to respond to late-breaking news.
Use this daylong event to inspire middle and high school girls to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, where women are still greatly underrepresented.
Use this Program in a Box to collaborate with schools and bring women’s history to life in local classrooms with the Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less online learning module. The learning tool was built by the innovative Newseum in Washington, D.C., and includes materials from AAUW’s archives. Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less investigates the suffragists’ pioneering use of First Amendment freedoms and connects women’s fight for the vote to contemporary issues.
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