Monday, November 21, 2016

Girl Scouts explore the fun, challenges of STEM

Eighty-one percent of all high school girls are interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), but only 13% say it is their first choice, with about half of all girls believing that STEM isn't a typical career path for girls. 

At Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA), we believe that connecting girls to STEM and women professionals in STEM careers through the Girl Scouts can help change that perception among and the career opportunities for high school girls.

But showing girls that STEM can be challenging and fun starts long before girls enter high school. GSWPA offers STEM programs and opportunities to girls in grades K-12. Even our youngest Daisy Girl Scouts are discovering and enjoying STEM activities, too!

This Girl Scout year has been full-STEM ahead, with several programs taking place since Oct. 1!

Help more girls have STEM opportunities on #GivingTuesday

GSWPA is joining charitable organizations from all over the globe by participating in #GivingTuesday on Nov. 29. This global movement celebrates and encourages giving back to the community organizations, like Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, that make a difference in the lives of your family and so many others.

Last year, more than $45,000 in financial assistance was awarded to 2,200 girls in western Pennsylvania so they could have these life-changing experiences with Girl Scouts. We rely largely on donations--both big and small--to make this possible.

Please consider kicking off your holiday giving season with an end-of-year charitable gift on or before #GivingTuesday, and help us bring Girl Scouting to more girls. We appreciate your support!

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GirlScouts@PSU STEM event at Penn State Shenango, Sharon
 STEM Badge Day at Penn State Behrend, Erie
Girl Scout Engineering Day at Pitt