Girl Scouts Heart of the South is gearing up to provide girls with empowering, hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) learning opportunities with the opening of the region’s first girl-led, girl-built Imagine Center.
The Imagine Center focuses on key aspects of engineering, programming, environmental science, art & design, and culinary science through a variety of cooperative learning opportunities and hands-on experimentation. Girls can hone key skills such as creativity, innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, all while having fun and gaining confidence.
This unique facility will host a variety of structured and open-format creation and design-thinking activities that encourage girls to embrace the spirit of discovery in their lives. Every activity in the Imagine Center is designed to have badge-earning components.
The Imagine Center is an investment in the next generation of Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers and Leaders (G.I.R.L.), and will serve as a hub for girl innovation, exploration and discovery for girls throughout the council’s 59-county jurisdiction.
The Possibility Place
In addition, the council is opening the Possibility Place at the Imagine Center, which gives girls a more immersive experience with the ability to spend the night on location. This facility boasts of a large meeting area, multiple breakout rooms, kitchen and restrooms, and is ideal for Girl Scout troops. Girls and volunteers can select from a variety of Imagine Center activities or workshops to enhance their visit. Reservations will open August 1, 2018.
The 4,100 square foot Imagine Center, and Possibility Place, is located in east Memphis adjacent to the council’s headquarters at 717 South White Station Rd., Suite 2, Memphis, TN 38117, and will provide access to year-round opportunities for girls to explore, innovate, create, and grow.