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 »
Marieteresa Porchér Allen, an 11-year-old Girl Scout in the Bronx, began collecting hair donations in August as a project for her local Girl Scout troop. She hopes to collect 100 ponytails by November 1. For more on Marieteresa's project, find her on Facebook at Donate Hair with M Girl Scout for Children with Hair Loss.
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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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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 »
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 »
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 »
Dear Friend of the Girl Scouts:
This Mother's Day, I'll be celebrating with my sons - the bond we have and the bright future they can look forward to. I also will be celebrating generations of women - many of whom are mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers - that have come together (with many men) as Girl Scout leaders and volunteers to uplift, inspire, support, encourage and guide the nearly 28,000 girls we have the privilege of serving in New York City.
It is an unfortunate truth, however, that many families here in New York City, including some of our Girl Scout families,... Read more »
In honor of Volunteer Recognition Day, which was celebrated yesterday on April 20, let us share with you one quote that simply expresses what our volunteers, many of whom are troop leaders, accomplish throughout the year:
“A good leader is someone who works with others to make things happen.”
-- Anne, age 17, Girl Scout... Read more »
To view this clip on NBC News Channel 4's website, click HERE.
In celebration of Women's History Month, Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington and Future Woman of Distinction Pearl Nkosi discuss how the Girl Scouts work to empower young women.
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Since its launch earlier this year, the Girl Scout Leadership Institute of New York City (GSLI-NYC) is already transforming the lives of dozens of young women by providing them with opportunities to develop the skills that will help them become tomorrow’s business innovators.
Recently Helene Lerner, the founder of Workingwomen.com, one of the world’s leading websites for career women,... Read more »