The Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast received a grant from Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. “We are incredibly grateful for the support from Newport News Shipbuilding” said GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller. “The funds will help us do our part in getting more girls in the STEM pipeline.”
The funds will be used to expand the Council’s STEM Titans of Tomorrow program offerings to more than 3,500 Girl Scouts on the Virginia Peninsula, grades kindergarten through 12. Only about 26 percent of STEM professionals are women. Through programs and a dedication to supporting STEM exploration and experimentation, the Council will help every girl to see that STEM careers are a viable profession.
GSCCC Philanthropy Director Stacy Nixon, GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller, Vice President and Controller of Newport News Shipbuilding Carolyn Pittman and GSCCC Board of Directors Chair Carolene Goodwyn-Harris.
“Newport News Shipbuilding places great emphasis on building a strong and diverse talent pipeline,” said Tom Cosgrove, manager of corporate citizenship for Newport News Shipbuilding. “We appreciate the work the Girl Scouts do to prepare girls for future careers, leadership opportunities and active citizenship. Today’s Girl Scouts will be tomorrow’s leaders for NNS, our community and our country. Our support is an early investment in their success.”