Toyota and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas organize second annual Bring Girl Scouts to Work Day
PLANO, Texas, (May 16, 2019) – Toyota hosted over 100 Girl Scouts at their Plano campus for the second annual Bring Girl Scouts to Work Day. Developed in partnership with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX), this inspiring day of learning gives Girl Scouts a unique opportunity to experience life as a corporate executive. Girls learned the importance of financial inclusion while being challenged to think creatively and exercise teamwork through curated activities.
“Toyota does more than make cars. We are committed to mobility for all, giving people the tools necessary to get where they want to be through financial education, career exploration and skills training,” says Elena Sacca Smith, Toyota group manager – corporate social responsibility. “We are proud to partner with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and Girl Scouts of the USA to empower this and future generations to succeed.”
Toyota has been a sponsor and active partner of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) for nearly five years, working with GSUSA to provide financial education programs that support the Girl Scouts’ mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character. Through regional events, such as Bring Girl Scouts to Work Day, and Driving My Financial Future, Toyota creates lasting positive impact that speak to the company’s commitment to getting people where they want to be – physically, socially, economically, and aspirationally.
“Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas values our partnership with Toyota and the company’s commitment to girls across the country through Girl Scouts of the USA,” says Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO, GSNETX. “We are fortunate to have partners like Toyota that go beyond corporate giving. They work with our organization to build capacity and impact, and really make a difference in the community by giving Girl Scouts the skills and confidence they need to be their best selves.”
Bring Girl Scouts to Work Day took place at the Toyota North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. Over 100 Girl Scouts and 60 Toyota employee volunteers participated in a robust itinerary that included a STEM teamwork activity, sustainability tour of the Toyota campus, and career possibility discussions with female executives at Toyota.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 38 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 47,000 people (over 36,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold 2.8 million cars and trucks (2.4 million in the U.S.) in 2018.
Through the Start Your Impossible campaign, Toyota highlights the way it partners with community, civic, academic and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We believe that when people are free to move, anything is possible. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.
About Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Girl Scouts is building a pipeline of strong, confident girls. As the expert in how girls learn, Girl Scouts provides relevant programming that focuses on life skills, STEM, entrepreneurship and the outdoors – helping girls develop the confidence to know they can do anything they put their minds to. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas serves more than 25,000 girls and 12,000 adult volunteers across 32 counties. In 2018, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas opened the STEM Center of Excellence, a 92-acre state-of-the-art camp just outside of Dallas where girls can experience programs in astronomy, robotics, coding, computer science and more. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas was recognized as a 2018 Tech Titan Technology Advocate Finalist, 2017 Million Women Mentors Stand Up for STEM Award, and 2016 CNM Connect Nonprofit of the Year. Learn more at gsnetx.org or call 972-349-2400.