American Heart Association® STEM Goes Red
The WellSky Foundation has gifted $100,000 to the American Heart Association® STEM Goes Red program. STEM Goes Red was created to leverage American Heart Association’s legacy of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and bring awareness of these fields to young women. With a two-year, $100,000 grant from the WellSky Foundation, STEM Goes Red will assist female college students working to attain STEM-related degrees with scholarships and provide additional mentorship and educational opportunities to young women interested in STEM fields. WellSky will also participate in STEM Goes Red mentoring opportunities with students in Kansas City Public Schools, including most recently connecting 12 women employed in STEM careers at WellSky with aspiring students.
“By providing young women with firsthand experience in STEM fields and access to experts, employers, and mentors, STEM Goes Red is working to make these careers achievable for all,” shared Amanda Nichols, Go Red for Women® Development Director, American Heart Association. “The WellSky Foundation’s generous gift enables us to continue our mentorship opportunities and increase our educational support to young women pursuing STEM-related careers. We’re thrilled to further expand our services across the Kansas City region.”