Raven Industries and Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons Work to Solve Great Challenges with Multi-Year Partnership
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.,
With a vision to positively impact our world through highly innovative technology,
“Raven is proactively investing in education that encourages young girls and women to enter STEM fields because they are so underrepresented in these areas,” said Jan Matthiesen, Vice President of Human Resources. “Our partnership with Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons will help spark an interest in STEM for young females at a critical age — and will foster that interest as they continue to explore the opportunities that come along with a STEM-related job.”
“We know that when girls are given the opportunity, they change the world! This partnership with Raven allows girls to combine STEM learning with leadership development,” said Marla Meyer, CEO of Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons. “By inspiring girls to discover more of what they really care about, we have an opportunity to prepare the next generation of female leaders in the STEM industry.”
Three Girl Scout program opportunities will be aligned with Raven’s innovative experts and state-of-the-art facilities:
The first program, Solving Great Challenges: Feeding the World with Technology, educates on Raven’s commitment to precision agriculture products that promote environmental stewardship.
Second, Raven will offer
Lastly, to further promote closing the gender gap in the STEM Industry, a scholarship supported by Raven will be made available to
With this partnership,
About Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons
Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons is a non-profit organization that serves nearly 13,000 members in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. We are committed to building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. For more information visit http://www.gsdakotahorizons.org/ or call 1-800-666-2141.
|Lisa McElrath (Koch), Communications & Marketing Manager||Stacey Andernacht, Communications Manager|
|Raven Industries, Inc.||Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons|
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Source: Raven Industries, Inc.