STEM Leaders Start Here
To be competitive in the global market, over the next decade the U.S. will need an astounding 1 million more STEM professionals than it’s on track to produce.*
Where will they come from?
With your help, they’ll come from Girl Scouts.
Reports show that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) occupations are growing at double the rate of other professions, and we’re committed to filling the STEM workforce pipeline. To make it happen, we’re launching the Girl Scout STEM Pledge—a multiyear initiative to put 2.5 million girls through our hands-on STEM programs by 2025.
We’re up for the challenge. Are
I support Girl Scouts’ commitment to
add millions of girls
to the STEM pipeline by 2025.
Throughout our 100-year-plus history, Girl Scouts have learned by doing. And because our program is girl-led, girls decide what they do together, often choosing to explore science, technology, engineering, and math. In fact, Girl Scouts are more likely to participate in STEM activities than non–Girl Scouts—and in the process, they become better problem-solvers and critical thinkers, and more effective leaders.
In July 2017, we introduced 23 new STEM and Outdoor badges to our membership of 1.8 million girls, with more than 20 additional badges on the way in the next year. And that’s just the beginning!
It is absolutely essential to the future well-being of our society that we fill the STEM pipeline—and Girl Scouts can’t do it without your support. Take the Girl Scout STEM Pledge today to help make a difference our country needs, now and in the future.
* President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Engage to excel: producing one million additional college graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Executive Office of the President of the United States, 2012).