"You get to learn about science and technology and I really like science and technology," said 9 year-old Grace Kelley.
The Dotted Lady Bugs are part of the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. They have been accepted into a Robotics Tournament in Ames as one of the youngest teams.
This experience is another opportunity the United Way is helping to provide for Iowa’s youth.
Pat Grout with the Girl Scouts said "The girls are really exciting, they're fun to watch and you can see them grow from the beginning of a six week period you can see them really grow."
Bettering the community is the main mission of the United Way.
"Education, income, and health are the building blocks for a good life for everyone," said Mary Sellers, President of United Way of Central Iowa.
Grout knows the impact that the United Way has had on former girl scouts. “We know that girl scout alumna do great things that have higher household incomes, they have more education and they're more likely to be civically minded."