Girl Scouts of the USA is unleashing a new partnership with Discovery Education to spark girls’ interest in STEM and help them unleash their G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential. Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist provides educators and Girl Scouts troop leaders with standards-aligned curriculum that aims to address gender equity in STEM education across the country through a series of girl-led, girl-tested, and girl-approved resources for students in grades 2-5.
Women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, collectively. Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist is working to change this trend!
The research report,Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math has recommended a two-prong approach to tackle this problem that will be at the center of this transformational program:
- Prime the interest in STEM that already exists in girls (Girls DO like STEM!)
- Turn this interest into action to make STEM a career choice for girls
Let’s lead the way to expand STEM opportunities and create a more equitable future for all.
I'm Prepared...to Lead Like a Girl Scout PSA
Through exciting G.I.R.L.-led (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ experiences, Girl Scouts prepares girls to empower themselves for the big and small moments when they overcome failure, face their fears, try new things, and make their dreams a reality! Learn more about Girl Scouts’ engaging STEM programming and all the ways the Girl Scouts are preparing girls for the future.
Are you a Girl Scout Alum (Daisy, Brownie, or higher) that has taken your leadership to the classroom? Let’s build a community of teachers helping girls discover their strengths and change the world. Start today by using the resources on Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist and share the action happening in your classroom. Share your work and join the conversation using #UnleashSTEM today!
Join Girl Scouts
At Girl Scouts, “Can I?” quickly turns into “I will!” as girls transform their ideas into action, turn their questions into adventure, and grow their confidence through practice. And with more than 50 million other G.I.R.L.s™ to cheer them on every step of the way, there’s no limit to what your daughter can accomplish! Girl Scouts’ national program centered around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), the outdoors, life skills development, and entrepreneurship, will help put your girl on a path to a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success!
Become a Troop Leader
Research shows that girls learn best when they are in an all-female environment, which is why our troops are girl-only and girl-led. Our leaders and volunteers are strong, caring and inspiring people from diverse backgrounds, and collectively, they are helping unleash the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential in our girls.
ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP
We're 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L.™, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, where she organized the very first Girl Scout troop. Every year since, we’ve honored Daisy’s vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, and with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscouts.org.
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education's services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries worldwide. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc, Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DICSK). Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.