Girl Scouts Of Southern IL Awarded Monsanto Fund Grant

The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois have received a $25,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund to support Girl Scout STEM Robotics Leadership in Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, and St. Clair Counties. Robotics are a key component of the Girl Scouts’ commitment to giving girls opportunities and guidance in science, technology, engineering, and math across southern Illinois. The goal of the STEM program is to allow girls to explore valuable career options, build critical thinking and technical skills, and sustain a lifelong interest in topics that many girls reportedly drift away from by middle school.

The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois serves nearly 14,000 girls and almost 5,000 adult volunteers in over 40 counties in southern Illinois.