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Kentucky one of 22 states to mentor girls in STEM skills

More than 140,000 girls to be mentored

STEM_logo24-300x159WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2014) — This week, the National Girls Collaborative Project, a founding partner of the Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative, will announce over 100,000 new STEM mentor commitments from more than 20 states, including Kentucky. 45,000 additional pledges will come in from the Lt. Governor for Iowa, several other MWM State leader networks, and The National 4-H Council. The goal of the movement is to garner one million mentors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) professions over the next four years, to collectively increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women in these academic areas.

Other states include: Alaska, California, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia. Each mentor will commit to a minimum of 20 hours and the initiative has five suggested mentor pathways. For more information on the pledge please visit www.MillionWomenMentors.org.