Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast Provides Girls with STEM Activities Focusing on Conservation

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC), with the support of a $15,000 grant from the Amgen Foundation, has announced the launch of the 2017 Imagine Your STEM Future program, which will provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities to approximately 325 low-income girls, ages 5-18 in Ventura County.

“We are very excited to implement the Imagine program thanks to the continued generous support from the Amgen Foundation,” said Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast Interim CEO Jody Skenderian.

The goal of the Imagine program is to expand girls’ STEM skills as they enjoy hands-on experiments, explore STEM careers, and care for their environment with the help of a strong network of volunteers. Girl Scouts helps foster a life-long passion for STEM and inquiry-based learning as girls engage in cooperative partnerships—working together to solve problems, conduct experiments, and plan and implement STEM-based projects. Whether girls want to learn how to build a robot, a catapult, or participate in global conservation efforts, Girl Scout programs helps them imagine their STEM future with help from grantors such as the Amgen Foundation.

The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, and invest in strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work.

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast serves over 10,400 girls across six counties and is committed to making the Girl Scout Leadership Experience available to girls in ways that impact their lives both in the moment and into the future. To join or volunteer in Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara or Ventura County, visit: http://www.girlscoutsccc.org.

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