Cheryl Scott from Kern Economic Development Foundation and Stuart Packard from Buttonwillow School District joined 17 News at Sunrise to talk about a new program encouraging young women in STEM.
The program aims to provide students the opportunity to learn about STEM education and careers, as well as prepare them to succeed outside the classroom.
The mentors and girls will meet six to eight times during the school year. The different activities will be on campus, off campus educational field trips, and occasional lunch and dinners.
They are still looking for women mentors who work in STEM-related fields. They are hosting an informational meeting on July 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Café Med. For more info, contact (661) 862-5162.