Raleigh, N.C. / (June 21, 2022) - Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines announced today that it received a grant for $10,000 from Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer US. This grant will be used to support a wide variety of STEM programming for Wake County Girl Scouts.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) interest begins early, and STEM is a core pillar of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Girl Scouts “fun with purpose” K-12 curriculum ensures that girls of every age have opportunities to participate in progressive, multi-year STEM experiences, becoming more confident in their math and science abilities, and more interested in STEM subjects and careers.
Laura Lee Davis, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines Vice President of Girl Experience shared, “We’re thrilled to receive this grant funding to help support Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors as they explore STEM concepts through hands-on programming. Whether they’re creating a protype while learning about the engineering design process or examining patterns in nature as they explore math concepts, our Girl Scouts have the opportunity to grow their confidence and self-esteem – and perhaps even ignite their desire for a career in STEM!”
“Throughout the years, the grants given through Bayer Fund have helped strengthen our communities across the United States,” said Al Mitchell, President of Bayer Fund. “We’re proud to be able to provide support to develop programs like Girl Scouts which has been critical in inspiring future generations for careers in the high-demand STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field.”
In 2021, Bayer Fund awarded more than $13.1 million to over 3,400 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in Food and Nutrition, STEM Education and Health & Wellness. Over the last five years, nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $75 million.
To learn more about Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines visit www.nccoastalpines.org
To learn more about Bayer Fund visit https://www.fund.bayer.us.
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About Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is the largest girl-led leadership development program in central and eastern North Carolina, reaching over 20,000 members and volunteers across 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties. Girl Scouts helps develop leaders of tomorrow by empowering girls to take on bold challenges, discover their passions and strengths, and explore programming like STEM, entrepreneurship, environmental leadership, take-action projects, and global citizenship. Today’s Girl Scouts learn to lead with courage, confidence, and character to make their communities and the world a better place. The council's administrative headquarters is in Raleigh, with additional program and service centers located in Goldsboro, Fayetteville, and Wilmington. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call (800) 284-4475.
About Bayer Fund
Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education, and community development projects.
Girl Scouts Media Contact:
Name: Yolanda Tate
Bayer Fund Media Contact:
Name: Nicole Hayes
Phone: (201) 421-5268