BOISE — Girl Scouts of Silver Sage is preparing girls to be the future STEM leaders of Idaho through the council’s STEM program — designed to give girls early, positive STEM exposure. This year alone, almost 1,400 girls have been immersed in STEM at more than 40 activities in collaboration with community partners.
Thanks to grants from local corporations and foundations, the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage STEM program will allow more girls to explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math. Grants from Idaho National Laboratory, the American Association of University Women, the Idaho STEM Action Center, HP, AT&T, Boise Cascade and the Daugherty Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation will support a broad array of extracurricular STEM activities for K-12 girls in Southern and Eastern Idaho. Activities include day camps, after-school programs, workshops to earn badges and STEM Exploration Days.