The Girl Scouts are looking for people willing to sponsor high school students for Teach a Girl to Lead, a new pilot program the NJ Girl Scout Councils are launching with the Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University. The goal is to get sponsors for 40 girls at a cost of $250 each.
Below is a letter from Donna Evans, Chief Development Officer of Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ, Inc.
“As a society, we lose something every time a girl doesn’t raise her hand in school, doesn’t say what’s on her mind, or chooses not to lead. I am working with the four New Jersey Girl Scout Councils to change that and bring girls one step closer to speaking out and leading the way by offering 40 New Jersey girls an exceptional opportunity!
“The Girl Scouts of New Jersey, in partnership with the Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is launching a program on April 1st for girls in grades 9-12 that uses experiential learning to discover how advocacy plays a key role in leadership and brings about transformative change. The anticipated success of this program will lead to its expansion in 2018, to reach even more girls.
“This one-day program combines key elements of Center for American Women and Politics’ Teach a Girl to Lead™ program and Girl Scouts’ It’s Your World-Change It! curriculum. Imagine the impact of this program on girls!
“Girls from all across the state will be there, and may be inspired to become tomorrow’s elected officials or to lead in the public sector in other ways. Whatever path they choose in life, these girls will be voters by the end of this decade, and participation in the program will ensure that they are informed and educated as to the power of their vote. It may even inspire them to be leaders of transformative change in the future!
“Will you join me in this effort by sponsoring one girl (or more) to attend? The cost per girl is $250. Please let me know if you will join us by March 15.
“Thank you in advance for joining this important effort for girls civic leadership!”