The Attentive Energy Two team had the opportunity to join the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore for the unveiling of their new Innovation Station, a mobile STEAM van, which debuted at their annual Grinchmas Holiday Party on December 9. This new resource for the Girls Scouts of the Jersey Shore will provide girls from across Monmouth and Ocean Counties, with a special focus on Opportunity Troops from traditionally underrepresented communities, a chance to engage with hands-on STEAM activities. The Station will continue to help girls of all ages in building their character, courage, and confidence to explore new career pathways in science and technology, such as offshore wind.
Heather Coburn, CEO, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, expressed to donors, “External factors such as transportation can prevent Girl Scouts from joining programs that enable them to grow personally and professionally. By bringing our STEAM programming on the road, we’re able to meet Girl Scouts where they’re at so they can continue exploring their interest in STEAM and future STEAM careers, helping to fill the workforce pipeline, and aid in closing the gender gap.”
“The Attentive Energy Two team has been proudly partnering and supporting the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore to ensure girls from across Monmouth and Ocean Counties have the access and opportunity to learn about the future of New Jersey’s growing offshore wind industry,” said Christen Wittman, Project Director, Attentive Energy. “As a Girl Scout for close to 10 years and an engineer, I know personally how hands-on experiences like using the mobile STEAM Innovation Station are instrumental in strengthening girls’ confidence, courage, and character. We are dedicated to supporting scouts from traditionally underserved communities in their exploration of STEAM careers and have donated 20 offshore wind model turbine kits as we launch this exciting new resource.”
We thank the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore for their leadership, partnership, and dedication in shaping New Jersey’s next generation of leaders.