Tuesday, December 13, 2011

AT&T and Girl Scouts Develop Mentoring Program in San Antonio

In Texas, the San Antonio Business Journal reports that Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas and AT&T are teaming up on a plan to encourage more high school girls from under-served areas to pursue careers in science and engineering.

The two partners have announced a new program called “IMAGINE: Your STEM Future” that will help 250 high school students from the San Antonio area study science, technology, engineering and math.

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, which serves the San Antonio area, will receive a $25,000 grant to conduct a learning program at 10 high schools in the region, including Holmes High School in San Antonio. The local funding is part of AT&T’s national initiative formed with the Girl Scouts of the USA to reach a total of 6,000 young women across the United States for math and science professions.

The IMAGINE curriculum involves AT&T employees and other volunteers working with high school girls on interactive activities and visual experiments. These activities are designed to spark interest in the STEM fields.