The Girl Scouts are going mobile in the Sacramento region to help close the science and technology gender gap for low-income girls – by rolling out a STEM space in a renovated 30-foot RV.
The Girl Scouts Heart of Central California regional council already has two permanent STEM centers in Sacramento and Modesto. Its Sacramento center, which debuted in November 2017, was one of the first Girl Scouts STEM centers to open nationwide.
The first year, the two spaces hosted 1,700 girls, according to Beth Peters, manager of STEM initiatives at Girl Scouts. “And already this year, we’ve served 2,100 girls, so we are just growing and amplifying and expanding, and it’s really exciting,” Peters said.