Girls Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts of the USA

Driving diversity in STEM with Girl Scouts of the USA

 

Girl Scouts

At a time when women account for half of the college-educated workforce, but constitute only 29 percent of the workforce in science and engineering occupations, Raytheon and Girl Scouts of the USA are collaborating to fuel the pipeline of female leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Through a multiyear commitment from Raytheon, Girl Scouts will launch its first national computer science program and Cyber Challenge for middle and high school girls. The program aims to prepare girls in grades 6–12 to pursue computer science careers, including cybersecurity, robotics, data science and artificial intelligence, among others.

Raytheon is the inaugural sponsor of the Girl Scouts Computational Thinking program for middle and high school girls, which offers age-appropriate content and foundational STEM experiences through the “Think Like a Programmer” Journey. The six-week series includes hands-on curriculum, and — like all Girl Scout programming — it is girl-led. Girls will have the opportunity to apply what they learn at Girl Scouts’ first-ever Cyber Challenge in 2019.

 

Girl Scouts

This comprehensive program has the potential to reach nearly half a million girls in grades 6–12, with a specific focus on girls from military families.

To learn more about how Girl Scouts prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership, and to volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.girlscouts.org.

Read more about our commitment to community on our Corporate Responsibility home page.

Girl Scouts Impact: Raytheon employees share their stories

Jaunita Dawson

Jaunita Dawson

Math skills are used to create new Girl Scouts uniform patterns.

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Diana Raz

Diana Raz

Golden opportunities: Girl Scouts shaped employee's life.

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Amy Sorenson

Amy Sorenson

RMS engineer Amy Sorensen found a love of STEM during her pursuit of a Girl Scouts computing badge.

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