The Girl Scouts Learn About STEM With Time Warner Cable

Aug 5, 2015 4:00 PM ET

Recently, Time Warner Cable hosted two troops from the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) day at the Regional Training Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The girls are members of the Girls Go Beyond outreach group.  This program focuses on increasing participation in Girl Scouts among girls in at-risk environments, rural communities or underserved or emerging populations. 

We partnered with our !Hola TWC! Employee network that works to bring together employees who celebrate the Hispanic culture from all locations, departments, and job levels for learning, mentoring, career development, networking and community service opportunities. This was the Charolotte Hola chapter's first community volunteer project.  

The girls hopped on a bus for a short ride to our Regional Training office where they were immersed in a day in the life of a TWC employee with a Cable 101 class that all of our techs take when they begin working for our company.  The girls used lasers to learn about geostationary orbits, put together their own cable system, and ended the day making jewelry and designs out of twisted pair wires.   Each of the girls enjoyed learning in this relaxed environment and were quite disappointed when their lessons came to an end.    

Time Warner Cable has been a proud supporter of the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council since the launch of Connect a Million Minds in 2009.  Our organizations have been working together to provide young women opportunities to experience STEM and learn about careers.  More than 10,000 Girl Scouts have experienced STEM programming in the greater Charlotte area thanks to the support of Connect a Million Minds funding.