First lady of Idaho presents awards to groups working to improve STEM education for girls

STEM Presentation

First lady Lori Otter presented checks in Boise Wednesday to groups that are all working to improve STEM education for young girls.

"It's very important to get girls in those spaces where they can feel successful and they feel that they can compete and still be girls," says Otter.

The Stem Action Center partnered with Dutch Bros' Love Abounds Foundation to give over $26,000 to the Reuseum. This money will fund camps that explore science, technology, engineering, and math.

The Stem Action Center also partnered with Boise's chapter of the American Association of University Women. They awarded the Girl Scouts' Silver Sage Council with over $18,000 to also fund STEM camps.

"Public private partnerships are incredibly important in a day like today really emphasizes how a public sector such as Dutch Brothers and AAUW can work with the public," said Angela Hemingway the Executive Director of the Idaho Stem Action Center. "We can provide opportunities that they may not otherwise be able to afford."

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