Comcast is preparing today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders by investing in mentoring, service and scholarship programs that inspire young people to achieve their goals. Girls Inc. is excited to have a recent grant of $12,500 from the Comcast Foundation to encourage girls to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)! Thanks to their support, we will break down barriers to participation in STEM by girls and connect them with female role models who can lead the way.
Since 1999, the Comcast Foundation has contributed $122 million to strengthen the communities where the company operates. Their generous grant of $12,500 will support Girls Inc. programs that engage girls in hands-on STEM projects and connect them with successful women working in STEM fields. More than 800 girls will participate in Lunch Bunch, Girls Inc. Operation SMART, Girls Inc. Summer Camp, and Girls Inc. Day. These programs equip girls with the confidence and skills to pursue their interests in STEM and consider higher education and non-traditional careers in fields like engineering or technology. Kaylyn, age 15, felt encouraged to pursue her passion for information technology during a Girls Inc. Lunch Bunch program. “They inspired me to dream big,” she said of the professional women who lead the program. “Hearing about their careers showed me how capable I am to become someone just like them. Now I want to be a Computer Engineer in software development. I believe I am capable of going into this field because they told me if I try my best that anything was possible.”
Thank you to the Comcast Foundation for helping us inspire all girls to follow their passions and become tomorrow’s leaders!