Suffolk Federal is proud to sponsor the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County LEGO League Junior Robotics Team. In LEGO League, Girl Scout teams participate in robotic competitions by building mechanical robots out of LEGOs that must solve a real-world problem linked to a particular theme. LEGO League helps to build self-esteem and confidence in young women, allowing them to work together in a nurturing environment. They creatively problem-solve while developing their cognitive, social and engineering skills.
“It’s an honor to work with the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County in an effort to provide continued opportunities for young girls in our community,” said Sarah McCandless, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Suffolk Federal and Board Member for the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County. “Knowing that our contribution directly supports the growth and development of these young women is extremely rewarding.”
“Girl Scouts of Suffolk County is proud to have Suffolk Federal as a LEGO League Robotics team sponsor,” says Yvonne Grant, President & CEO at Girl Scouts of Suffolk County. “We look forward to a successful and lasting partnership as we continue to offer our young women unique and enriching opportunities through STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math].”
In addition to this sponsorship and several other sponsorships throughout the year in support of Girl Scouts, Suffolk Federal members donate their cash-back incentive—five-cents from each signature-based purchase made using their Suffolk Federal Girl Scouts MasterCard® Debit Card—back to Girl Scouts. Suffolk Federal also donates the net proceeds of each member’s Suffolk Federal Girl Scouts checkbook purchase.
Pictured back row left to right: Yvonne Grant, President & CEO, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County; Sarah McCandless, Executive Vice President & CFO, Suffolk Federal and Board Member, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County; and Donna Smeland, Chair of the Board, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County. Pictured front row from left: Girl Scouts Nina and Gabriella, members of the Radical Robots FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team, along with their robot.