With a combined contribution of $120,000 to Girl Scouts of Southwest
Texas, The City of San Antonio, CPS Energy, H-E-B, Shining Star
ENERGY, Valero Energy Foundation, Texas A&M San Antonio, The Tobin
Endowment and Wells Fargo have taken the lead in supporting patch
programs in each company’s area of expertise.
How do we expect our girls to dream if they don’t know what they can
dream about? The
City of San Antonio exposes girls to various career
possibilities and the working world they will one day enter.
Currently, there is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills
most youth learn in school and the knowledge and skills needed in 21st
century communities and workplaces. Through the Career
Exploration patch initiative, girls will use technology, explore
college classes and will be able to “connect the dots” between school
and career paths in ways that keep them motivated to seek and obtain
the skills they will need to become our future City leaders.
For today’s girls, reversing environmental threats and improving
quality of life will be the work of their generation. CPS
Energy’s Environmental Awareness and Energy Conservation
Initiative combines environmental education and community action
on a regional scale.
Girl Scout programs recognize that
physical health, emotional health, and self-esteem are all connected.
To further support the “whole girl,”
H-E-B’s Health & Wellness
Initiative will give girls the skills they need to keep their
bodies healthy, their minds engaged and their spirits alive.
For more than 100 years Girl Scouts has been preparing girls to
become leaders. More than 52% of women in business are Girl Scout
Alumnae, so it’s clear our approach is working. Through Shining Star
ENERGY's Entrepreneurship Program, Girl Scouts learn about
the fundamental dynamics of business, the scope of planning and how to
prepare for an enterprising future. Entrepreneurship creates unlimited
opportunities as more young women become business leaders. Will you
The Tobin Endowment introduces girls to all
forms of art with an emphasis on education as part of its Arts
Initiative. Its program will provide an in depth view of the arts
in our community and its impact on personal development. Through the
encouragement of artistic expression, girls improve their self-esteem,
feel motivated to explore new interests and may even develop new
talents in music, dance or visual arts.
Valero Energy Foundation’s STEM
Initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focuses on
what girls need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. The nation’s
need for STEM professionals is ever-growing, and Valero’s STEM
Initiative will encourage girls to push boundaries, test limits and
look at the world through inquisitive eyes.
90 percent of
all women will have to be financially self-sufficient. The Wells
Fargo Financial Literacy Initiative teaches today’s young
entrepreneurs vital life skills, such as setting goals, budgeting and saving.