Girl Scouts program to expand with donation from Hawaiian Electric After School Leadership Program promotes STEM curriculum
Submitted by Hawaiian Electric:
A $5,000 donation from Hawaiian Electric to the Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi will be used to expand an afterschool leadership program for girls in underserved communities on Oʻahu. The program introduces girls to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts and creates opportunities for leadership development through hands-on, out-of-classroom learning experiences.
Through Hawaiian Electric’s donation, the Girl Scouts 2015-2016 Afterschool Leadership Program will be offered at a reduced fee and part of the donation also will be used for supplies, activities, excursions, and staffing.
“STEM is one of the key curriculums for Girl Scouts nationwide,” said Shari Chang, Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi CEO. “By offering a wide variety of innovative programs and unique opportunities, Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi is committed to ensuring that every girl has the opportunity to explore and build an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Hawaiian Electric’s support allows us to expand these opportunities for girls in under-resourced areas.”
The Afterschool Leadership Program is a STEM-focused curriculum that explores earth science, water conservation and energy topics through a series of activities that are aligned with the Hawaiʻi Common Core State Standards and based on the Girl Scouts’ program grade level. In addition to the after school activities, the girls also will participate in at least one outdoor day trip.
Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi is a nonprofit organization with a mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Photo courtesy of the Girl Scouts of Hawaii
Hawaiian Electric’s donation to the Girl Scouts of Hawaii will be used to expand the STEM-curriculum
based "Afterschool Leadership Program” for girls in underserved communities on Oahu.