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GSHPA Receives Grant from PPL Foundation for Girls Go STEAM


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HARRISBURG, PA – Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will educate and encourage girls in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics through GSHPA’s Girls Go STEAM program.

“We are thrilled to add the arts to GSHPA’s current STEM programming,” Suzanne Moore, interim CEO. “With the integration of arts-related curriculum, Girl Scouts can explore another rich field of study that offers countless opportunities.”  

The PPL Foundation's support of Girls Go STEAM will give thousands of girls the opportunity to participate in multiple events offered by GSHPA planned for 2019, where girls can interact with and learn from female STEAM leaders throughout Pennsylvania.

The PPL Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. This year, the PPL Foundation received more than 70 applications requesting nearly $4 million during this highly competitive grant cycle. GSHPA was one of 13 organizations to be selected for a grant.

“Throughout the communities PPL serves, there are tremendous organizations and people working to strengthen our communities and expand opportunities for those who might not otherwise have them,” said Lissette Santana, Chief Operating Officer of the PPL Foundation. “We’re pleased to support GSHPA as they work to make a real and lasting difference in people’s lives.”