Programs by ATHENA

All programs are 100% free and run by ATHENA executives. Applications are released on our Instagram. 

Camp Talaria

Next session: July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Applications released: May 31, 2021 

One of our most popular programs, Camp Talaria is a month-long remote mentored research program. 100 students from low-income or under-resourced backgrounds are selected and paired with a professor with whom they will closely collaborate with. By the end of the program, they will have written both a research proposal and a research paper. Certificates of participation are given at the end of the program. 


Applications are currently closed. They will reopen May 31, 2021.

View research proposals and papers from 2020.

Camp Themyscira

Next session: September, 2021 - May, 2022

Applications released: July 31, 2021 

Camp Themyscira is a student mentorship program that helps rising freshman succeed in their first year of high school through student-student mentorship. Themyscira pairs female rising seniors and juniors with female rising freshman; pairs will hold twelve sessions discussing both the academic and social matters of high school in a highly useful curriculum. 

Applications for both junior/senior mentors and rising freshmen mentees are closed. They will reopen July 31, 2021.

Camp Xenia

Next session: February, 2021 - June, 2021

Applications released: December 31, 2020 

The purpose of Camp Xenia is to help students from majority world countries (non-US, Canada, Australia, and Europe regions) pursue their STEM interests through the mentorship and support of a minority world peer.  Xenia participants will hold monthly two-person video calls with high school girls from majority world countries, participate in group video calls, and get the opportunity to attend informative webinar sessions. Not only will Camp Xenia provide majority world girls with the resources to pursue STEM, they also give both majority and minority world girls to the opportunity to initiate a long-lasting friendship. 

Applications for both minority world mentors and majority world mentees are closed. They will reopen January 31, 2021.