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Frito-Lay Donates $150K For 'Space For Her' Scholarship Fund To Diversify STEM

Frito-Lay — the iconic manufacturer of such popular snack chips as Cheetos, Ruffles, and Doritos — has joined the effort for STEM diversity. In a press release announcement, it was revealed that the chip manufacturer is going to sponsor 50 girls to go to Space Camp for the next five years. Additionally, the chip manufacturer also made a donation of $150,000 to establish the “Space for Her” Scholarship fund which will finance the tuition for the camp. An additional bonus provided in the fund is the “Space for Her-os” mentorship program, which will offer coaching and guidance on different career paths in the science and tech sector. Frito-Lay has partnered with the National Urban League and UnidosUS to select Black and LatinX girls for the inaugural Space Camp class. An executive for Frito-Lay said that the ultimate goal with this move is to get more girls — especially more Black and LatinX girls — in the STEM fields. “Getting girls excited about STEM is just one piece of the puzzle....

STEM Next Plans to Engage 1 Million Girls in STEM Through New Initiative

STEM Next just kicked off the Million Girls Moonshot in an effort to engage girls in STEM! According to the organization’s website , they are looking to prepare and inspire the next generation of innovators “by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities.” This initiative will take place through summer and afterschool programs over the next five years. Per Twitter, STEM Next will be joined by NASA, Mott Foundation, If/Then, and Intel to make this all come to life. Yesterday we kicked-off the #MillionGirlsMoonshot . We are honored to be joined by @MottFoundation @MooreFound @WeAreIntel @NASA @IfThenSheCan and many more to engage girls in #STEM and inspire their bright future. — STEM Next (@STEMNext) September 17, 2020 The Moonshot has plans to be active in out-of-school programs in all 50 states and will leverage the Mott-funded 50 State Afterschool Network to reach over 10 million youth and 100,000 afterschool...

Shanique Yates

Sep 30, 2020