A team from the Kellogg Company kicked off the new year by volunteering their time as career mentors with “Healthy Girls, Bright Futures,” led by the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GSGCNI).
Part of the Girl Scout council’s GirlSpace initiative, the pilot program is sponsored by Kellogg and will help 2,000 economically disadvantaged girls explore STEAM careers, life skills, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, and outdoor experiences.
During January and continuing through February, Kellogg employees mentored Girl Scouts® at more than 30 GirlSpace classrooms. They talked about their careers and the paths they took to get the education and skills needed. Each employee also made a point to share their passion for their work to help girls understand why it’s important.
“This is a great program, and I’m happy I was able to be a part of it,” says Michelle Smodic, Kellogg Company. She adds that she is hoping to participate again.
Michelle and others from the Kellogg team engaged Girl Scouts in fun activities, such as career role playing. They also had giveaways and Kellogg’s®-branded snacks on hand for girls to enjoy.
For more information on GSGCNI’s GirlSpace after-school program, visit the council’s website.
Through initiatives like “Healthy Girls, Bright Futures,” GirlSpace helps Girl Scouts learn to make good decisions about the food they eat and empowers them with skills that are essential to career success.