opportunity is open to girls in grades 4-12 – depending on the event, a
more specific age range may be recommended. Each Spark Event will be
run separately, and girls may attend as many as they wish.
Spark Events will be held throughout the year in greater Kansas City, Topeka, and St. Joseph areas. Each event will give girls an introduction to a professional field, and an opportunity to learn by doing an engaging activity similar to what the professionals do on a regular basis. There will also be time for Girl Scouts to ask questions and get a feel for if this kind of career would be a good fit for them.
This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to open their doors to interested girls that want to make a difference in the world. The careers that the girls will pursue in 10-15 years don’t even exist yet, but if businesses can engage girls at this moment in their education, girls can be aware of a myriad of options as they enter high school and college.
Businesses who partner with Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri will break down misconceptions behind STEM fields and let girls see all kinds of professional opportunities for strong, creative leaders.
Spark Events are intended to complement the Girl Scout leadership experience and create awareness of opportunities for a STEM career in the greater Kansas City area.
Past Spark Events:
May 7, 2015 Black & Veatch
Apr. 28, 2015 Westar
Apr. 9, 2015 Google Fiber
Apr. 7, 2015 Garmin
Mar. 26. 2015 Perceptive Software
Mar. 19, 2015 Boehringer Ingelheim
Mar. 3, 2015 Fike
Mar. 2, 2015 KCP&L
Feb. 17, 2015 Time Warner Cable
Feb. 19, 2015 NIC, Inc.
Oct. 7, 2014 Fort Riley
Oct. 21, 2014 Burns & McDonnell
Nov. 6, 2014 Garmin
Nov. 11, 2014 Kiewit