“Computer science is foundational to many fields, but not enough girls are choosing to study it….proven methods for encouraging girls to take interest [are] recruiting girls with their friends, inspiring with examples, fighting stereotypes, and [showing] how computer science can help in every field - from medicine to law to business.” -Code.org
Dear Friends of the Girl Scouts:
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
As I prepare to give thanks with my family tomorrow, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am to have the opportunity to be here to support the 29,242 girls we serve across New York City, to work with over 7,500 dedicated and inspiring adult volunteers, and to have you in our Girl Scouts of Greater of New York family. I have much for which to be... Read more »
To give our staff an opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Center will close at 2pm on Wednesday November 25, and will re-open at 8:30am on Monday, November 30.
In case of emergency, please call 212.206.2467 so that the answering service can... Read more »
At our Women of Distinction Breakfast on October 28, we presented Avon Products, Inc. with the Inaugural Advancing Women of Distinction Award.
Avon has been a strong supporter of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York for nearly 30 years, helping us deliver our leadership programs to multiple generations of girls in New York City. In addition to our longstanding partnership:
Over the next few days, we'll be highlighting the fantastic honorees who received the Woman of Distinction Award at our recent breakfast. Up first: Sarah E. Cogan, Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Scroll down to read the text of her speech, or you can watch the video below.
Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington delivered an inspiring message about the power of girls at our recent Women of Distinction Breakfast. You can view a video of her speech below, or scroll down to read the text of her address.
We all know that Girl Scouts are more successful when their family members join Girl Scouting, and everyone goes on the journey together!
We’d like to invite your family to show your support and commitment to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place by registering as an adult member of the Girl Scout movement. If you register, your Girl Scout will... Read more »
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 »