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27 Nov

Hour of Code 2015

Computer Science Education Week is coming December 7-13, and so is Hour of Code!
"Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. The good news is: we're on our way to change this. If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code." - Code.org


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07 Nov

Future Woman of Distinction Acceptance by Dimple Belani



Over the next few days, we'll be sharing the inspiring words of our 2015 Women of Distinction Breakfast honorees.

First up is Dimple Belani, from Queens Troop 4418, who was named our 2015-2016 Future Women of Distinction.

For her Gold Award project, Dimple interviewed professional women and produced these interviews as a television program in the interest of inspiring girls and young women to... Read more »
11 May

Making the world a better place: Career Exploration Program

At our Gala on April 29, CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington shared the stage with Denisha, an alum of our Career Exploration Program in the South Bronx.  Denisha spoke about how her participation in this schooltime program for middle school girls changed her life, and led to an internship opportunity at EILEEN FISHER.

The video is below.  You may also scroll down to read their remarks.

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22 Oct

Congratulations to April Mintz, our 2014-2015 Future Woman of Distinction!

Every fall, in connection with our annual Women of Distinction Breakfast, we honor one outstanding New York City Girl Scout as our Future Woman of Distinction. The Future Woman of Distinction represents the ideals inherent in Girl Scouting through her participation in and commitment to community service, high academic achievement, and leadership skills. And she works daily to make the world a better... Read more »
29 Jul

Girl Scouts Get in the Business Game (NY Daily News: Video)

Teens pitch savvy business ideas to investors as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, including an idea to revolutionize bandages.  The New York Daily News website recent ran a video story about this initiative.  To view the video, watch below, or click HERE to visit nydailynews.com.  You may also scroll down to read a transcript.

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25 Jul

Child Abuse, Statutory Rape, Modern Day Slavery or Prostitution? (Huffington Post)

Brooklyn Girl Scout Monique Tinglin received the 2014 National Young Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA.   To read her editorial on the Huffington Post, click HERE.

CHILD ABUSE, STATUATORY RAPE, MODERN DAY SLAVERY, OR PROSTITUTION?

By Monique Tinglin

New York City's former mayor, David Dinkins, shared many examples of good people who have been too complacent,... Read more »
25 Jul

Teen Girls With Ideas Get a Taste of the Business World (Epoch Times)

To read this story on the Epoch Times website, click HERE.

TEEN GIRLS WITH IDEAS GET A TASTE OF THE BUSINESS WORLD

By Petr Svab

NEW YORK—A group of investors were sitting around tables in an august chamber of the Barnard Hall, Columbia University. “Is your product going to be easier to take off?” asked one of them. “It’s definitely something to look into,” responded... Read more »
08 Jul

Local Girl Scouts Learn How to Create Video Games (New York 1)

More than two dozen teenage Girl Scouts are taking part in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, program at the New York Hall of Science this week, where they're learning how to make programming codes and use special software to create 3-D video games as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute.

Cable news channel NY1 recently ran a story about this new initiative.  To view the... Read more »
25 Jun

One of NYC's Own Named a National Woman of Distinction

Last week, Girl Scouts of the USA announced the recipients of the 2014 National Young Women of Distinction, the highest honor a girl can receive in Girl Scouting on the national level.  A record-breaking 200 applicants vied for the award this year, among whom only ten ultimately were selected.    We at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York are thrilled to announce that one of our own is among... Read more »
14 Mar

Meet NYC's Top Girl Scout Cookie Sellers (ABC News)



To read  today's story on ABCNews.com, click HERE.

MEET NYC'S TOP GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SELLERS

By Stefanie Tuder

Top cookie seller is a coveted title and one New York City’s Girl Scouts battle for year after year. Two Scouts in particular, Najah Lorde and Olivia Cranshaw, both 12, have been in the top two spots for the past two... Read more »