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W.Va. Girls Scouts Promoting STEM Education


The Girls Scouts council in West Virginia is implementing a program to promote science, technology, engineering and math fields.

The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council says the program called “Imagine Your STEM Future” will work to inspire more girls to pursue education and careers in those fields.

Officials say the program is being implemented with the help of a $625,000 national contribution from AT&T.

Under the program, 100 girls in West Virginia will participate in after-school STEM and mentoring activities. About 75 percent of the 800 girls participating nationwide are at-risk of dropping out of high school.