Girls Inc. of Pinellas Receives $40,000 Grant from Girls Inc. National
Pinellas Park, FL (June 30, 2020)
Girls Inc. of Pinellas is pleased to announce that it is one of the affiliates of Girls Inc National that received support in the form of a grant for $40,000 from the Girls Inc. National headquarters.
The $40,000 investment will assist Girls Inc of Pinellas in providing connections to girls throughout the summer and to be in a position to resume afterschool programming in the Fall.
This Fall, Girls Inc of Pinellas after school programming will feature a 10-week Full STEAM Ahead! program where Pinellas County girls in kindergarten through 12th grade will receive hands on opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. “We will partner with local organizations to help bring these areas of opportunity to life,” shared Darla Otey, Executive Director at Girls Inc of Pinellas, “Our goal is to inspire young women to pursue
leadership roles in STEAM-focused fields. We want to boost their skills and prepare them for the world of work today and tomorrow.”
One of the areas that will be enhanced by the national support is the Girls Inc technology lab. The funds will be used to completely upgrade the computer lab so that girls are using the best technology available.
If local organizations, are interested in partnering with Girls Inc of Pinellas to be a part of the Fall programming, they may reach out directly or visit the website at www.girlsinc-pinellas.org.