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Chocolate Chips Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Lake County, IL. Its mission is to instill a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Art and Math (S.T. E².A.M.) in girls, with a goal of increasing the number of females interested in STEAM related careers.
Chocolate Chips Association supports each participant in reaching their full potential by providing an engaging educational curriculum and mentorship, while instilling values that promote cultural awareness and healthy living. Participants graduate from Chocolate Chips Association with a greater level of confidence and desire to succeed. Serving youth within the local community is Chocolate Chips Association's ultimate goal.
Who we serve:
Elementary Program - Supports Lake County girls in 2nd – 5th grades. The program year is from September to May.
We are currently offering four programs:
Saturday S.T. E².A.M. School Program,
School Day S.T. E².A.M. workshops
After School S.T. E².A.M. workshops
Middle School and High School Program - We continue our S.T.E².A.M. focus and support girls in 6th to 12th grades with Monthly Meetings with scientific workshops, field trips, and STEM mentoring opportunities with our community and corporate partners. The program year is from September to June.
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Board of Directors
Karen J. Jones, MBA, PMP
President and CEO
Paula Jenkins, MBA
Owner, LFS Consulting LLC
John Maxwell Certified Team Member
Dr. Carla Little, Ph.D.
State of IL DPH, Office of
Preparedness and Response
Karyn Quick, MBA
Shire Head of Testing
Center of Excellence
Social Media Marketing Director
Creative Director, Greater Waukegan Development Coalition
Lenita SimsSpears, ESQ.
Regulatory Law Consultant and
Adjunct Law Professor, JMLS
Jackie Tompkins, CPA, CMA
Lisa Wilkerson, R.Ph., MS, MBA
AbbVie Commercial Marketing Director
“Empowering young girls to discover the scientific world since 2003”