Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) recently partnered with Sigma Gamma Rho, one of the nation‚Äôs largest African American sororities, to help build awareness of careers in science, technology, and engineering among girls and parents in African-American communities.
Through the GSUSA‚Äôs Imagine Engineering initiative, the sorority will be working with local Girl Scout councils around the country, aided by funding from the National Science Foundation. The initiative will be a focus of the sorority‚Äôs annual National Youth Symposium.
‚ÄúGirl Scouting and Sigma Gamma Rho have the same goal: to build the nation‚Äôs future leaders by helping girls dream big and accomplish much today,‚ÄĚ GSUSA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Ch√°vez said in a statement. ‚ÄúWe are delighted to be part of this partnership to help girls do great things in critical fields such as science, technology, engineering and math.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúResponse to Imagine Engineering has been terrific,‚ÄĚ said Sigma Gamma Rho National President Bonita Herring. ‚ÄúWe surveyed 250 girls who took part in the program, and more than two thirds of them said they now understood how ‚Äėsomeone like me‚Äô could become an engineer.‚ÄĚ
For more information on GSUSA‚Äôs Imagine Engineering initiative visit Girlscouts.org/imagineengineering/.