In the past several months, we began expanding our Girl Scouts of Greater New York Robotics program, and already it's achieving great success. This month, all three of our Girl Scout robotics teams, who competed in the NYC First Lego League Qualifier, are advancing to the city-wide championships in March!
“Computer science is foundational to many fields, but not enough girls are choosing to study it….proven methods for encouraging girls to take interest [are] recruiting girls with their friends, inspiring with examples, fighting stereotypes, and [showing] how computer science can help in every field - from medicine to law to business.” -Code.org
Dear Friends of the Girl Scouts:
Computer Science Education Week is coming December 7-13, and so is Hour of Code!
"Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. The good news is: we're on our way to change this. If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code." - Code.org
At our Women of Distinction Breakfast on October 28, we presented Avon Products, Inc. with the Inaugural Advancing Women of Distinction Award.
Avon has been a strong supporter of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York for nearly 30 years, helping us deliver our leadership programs to multiple generations of girls in New York City. In addition to our longstanding partnership:
More than two dozen teenage Girl Scouts are taking part in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, program at the New York Hall of Science this week, where they're learning how to make programming codes and use special software to create 3-D video games as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute.
Cable news channel NY1 recently ran a story about this new initiative. To view the... Read more »
On September 30,2013 we closed out the books on another successful Girl Scouting year and on our 100th anniversary celebration. Once again we have good news to report: last fiscal year we saw our 8th consecutive year of growth in the number of girls served by Girl Scouting in NYC, and we continued to increase our program offerings to meet the needs and the interest... Read more »
There is increased national attention being paid to the low engagement rates of girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Conversations revolve around the fact that girls often show interest in STEM early on but are not encouraged to pursue this interest (and in some cases, are actively discouraged). This is... Read more »