Girls Incorporated of Oak Ridge has received a generous contribution from the Panhellenic Council that will support the Girls Inc. Operation SMART program, a press release said.
“This contribution provides funding for the agency to fulfill its mission of inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold by encouraging the development of girls in the STEM fields,” a press release said. “The Operation SMART program helps girls develop an enthusiasm for and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems. The funding provided girls with vegetables to plant, Legos and a Lego table, owl pellet dissection kits, lab equipment, a wooden workbench, and other STEM supplies to enhance the program.”
Girls Inc. is a nationally recognized, youth-serving organization that provides research-based and intentional programs helping girls overcome the effects of gender inequality and become self-sufficient, responsible, and economically-empowered women, the press release said.
Each year, Girls Inc. of Oak Ridge serves more than 800 girls through its afterschool, summer camp, and sports programs. Girls Inc. has positioned itself as a leading organization that addresses the needs of girls between the ages of 5-15 years old from all socioeconomic families who seek safe, empowering, and creative programs to improve their life outcomes for their girls. Girls Inc.’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!
For more information about Girls Inc. please visit www.girlsincoakridge.org or call (865) 482-4475.
This press release was submitted by Rhoni Basden, executive director of Girls Inc.
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