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Academy of Innovation

The Academy of Innovation is a one-of-a-kind multi-year program for girls 13-15 that provides exciting and unique opportunities in the world of STEM. Members of this prestigious Academy:

  • Participate in exciting hands-on workshops and activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM);
  • Present their discoveries to and mentor younger Girl Scouts at programs throughout the year.
  • Take excursions for behind-the-scenes experiences at a host of venues, such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, local radio stations, and more.
  • Meet experts in the field and explore STEM-related career paths.
  • Tell their story and share their experiences with the community through speaking engagements, media events, videos, and social networking.

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Application Process

The Academy considers for admission registered Girl Scouts between the ages of 13-15. Each Academy class is limited to 24 students.

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Graduation Requirements

  • The following is mandatory for all Academy students:
  • Complete CIT or Program Aide Training, as appropriate;
  • Present STEM activities to younger Girl Scouts on at least three occasions, at least one being a GSSC-sponsored program, such as Summer Camp or Camp Adventure;
  • Attend behind-the-scenes excursions to explore STEM-related activities;
  • Design and implement a STEM project;
  • Additional requirements as presented.