Young girls in Northwest Indiana will get a better idea of the professional opportunities excelling in science, technology, engineering and math can provide.
Rose Joiner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana was the recipient of a $20,000 grant from appliance giant Maytag.
She earned the grant for being named a 2019 Maytag Dependable Leader Award winner for her demonstrated dedication to keeping youth on the path to achieve great futures. The award recognizes Boys & Girls Club staff and volunteers who are committed to making a difference as dependable and exceptional role models.
Joiner will use the grant for the John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Clubs in Gary to start and staff an All-Girls STEM Program. The program’s goal is inspire and close the gap with girls in STEM and inspire female club members to explore the field in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“Rose is our organization’s longest-standing employee and for decades has been and continues to be a reliable role model for our Club youth,” said Alison Martin, VP of philanthropy, Boys & Girls Clubs Greater Northwest Indiana. “Rose embodies what it means to be a dependable leader. She works tirelessly to develop creative programming for our members to discover their true.”
Joiner is the regional club director for three Northwest Greater Indiana Club locations – Gary, Hammond and East Chicago.
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