Power Girls is a year-round series of programs that gives girls the chance to explore the trades while enhancing their STEM skills. Whether a week-long camp or a day-long workshop, girl practice problem solving, experiment with technology, develop leadership, and take positive risks by discovering new skills—like woodworking, welding, sustainable design, and renewable energy.
Led by women who work in the trades, girls explore a range of educational and career options, all in a supportive, girl-centered environment. The confidence that girls build using power tools, working in teams, and learning from women role-models provides lifelong benefits.
Examples of Power Girls Programs
- A six-day camp at Camp Lakamaga, where 70 girls became construction leaders. Campers learned how to use new tools and put their skills to the test as they built the exterior of two tiny homes. When they weren’t building the tiny homes, the girls enjoyed the outdoors and boosted their confidence through boating, archery, and outdoor survival programming. For a sneak peek of the camp from a camper’s view, check out Keena’s Power Girls Camp Journal.
- A series of virtual programs led by women in the electrical field from Power Partner MN. Girl Scouts learned about the day in a life of an electrician apprentice, created mini-flashlights and troubleshooted their design, did an electrical safety audit of their home, and created an electrical layout map of their room, complete with proper luminare designations.
Thank you to our Power Girls Supporters
Special thank you to:
Doran Construction and Sylvia and George Roman.