$5,000 Grant From Duke Energy Goes to Girls Inc

Pinellas Park, FL (December 16, 2021) Girls Inc of Pinellas has received a $5,000 grant from The Duke Energy Foundation to support their Full STEAM Ahead program.

Girls Inc.’s Full STEAM Ahead! Afterschool Programming is designed to inspire girls to pursue leadership roles in STEAM-focused fields. Each week of the programming is focused on a specific area of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics). Girls Inc collaborates with local industry leaders for this after school programming. Girls have experiential learning opportunities that include training in our Girls Inc STEAM-focused curriculum, completing full projects from inception to prototype, meeting leaders in their field of interest and gain understanding of what a day in the life of’ a leader in the STEAM industries is like. From this year’s botany themed spring break camp to next year’s aviation and robotics and AI themed summer camp, Girls Inc of Pinellas introduces girls to careers some young women have never considered for themselves.

The Duke Energy Foundation is proud to power the vitality of our communities through philanthropy focused on vibrant economies; climate resiliency; and justice, equity and inclusion. Over $30 million in charitable grants each year are the driver behind impact and improvements in our communities.

Girls Inc of Pinellas is the leading non-profit that inspires and benefits 500 girls annually through services designed to teach all girls to be strong, smart, and bold “Education for girls in science, technology, engineering and math is paramount at an early age,” said Darla Otey, executive director of Girls Inc. Pinellas. “The donation from the Duke Energy Foundation will enable life-changing programs and experiences that have the potential to shape the future of so many young minds.”