#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that amplifies the power of philanthropy in our communities, and we’re just one week away! Your gift will help girls turn their passion into action through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, preparing them for a lifetime of leadership.
And, thanks to a generous donor, the first $20,000 raised will be matched, dollar-for-dollar. Double your impact and give today!
While the task may be large, the time is NOW. Today, we are united by our growing need for empowered girls around the world. Will you stand with us as champions for girls and women?
Meet three girls in our community who are taking action to create the change we all want to see.
Ela, Age 11
Ela didn’t take for granted the idea that change starts within and radiates outward. When she realized that other kids in her school didn’t have lunches, she started to share her own. While food often brings us together, so too do Girl Scout cookies! Ela used proceeds from her cookie sales to create and partially fund a hot lunch program at her school that provides a warm and nutritious meal to other kids in need.
“I encourage younger people to do good things. You can make a big difference in the world.”
Here’s to the young difference-makers like Ela!
Eva, Age 20
Activists TAKE ACTION. Eva has done that and more. A Chicagoan championing for the fair treatment of all, Eva has worked within her community to elevate the voices of the marginalized to greater heights. As the founder of Youth for Black Lives, Eva has led peaceful protests in the city and spoken at the United Nations in New York to advocate for the organization’s mission.
Eva believes that young, gifted, and black people need to: “Help other people acquire knowledge, so that we can be free ourselves.”
Here’s to girls like Eva lighting the way to freedom for us all!
Kaitlin, Gold Award Girl Scout, Age 18
Kaitlin took her love for music and shared it with others on a grand (piano included!) scale. While working on her Gold Award project she created a wall mural, two middle school transition events, a music video, and a 5th grade private lesson program to increase the number of students continuing in band from middle school to high school. As a result of her program, the retention rate of band students increased 15%!
“Through earning my Gold Award, I learned what it was like to manage a program and take on a huge leadership position!”
May she continue to play that change maker tune!
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