2012 Year End Appeal
Today, You Can Change Theirs.
It’s no secret that today’s youth face bigger, more complex challenges than generations before them. The news is full of stories focusing on the problems: bullying, falling test scores, crime, drugs, low self-esteem, lack of leadership ... the list of problems goes on and on.
At Girl Scouts, we focus on solutions. We take problems on head first, creating programs that help make our girls courageous and confident enough to face the issues. Take a closer look:
Girls lag behind boys in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: Our Girls Go Tech program is changing that, with Girl Scout robotics teams, inner-city hands-on science and astronomy programs, and more.
Future generations face a challenging environmental legacy: Girl Scout Green By Nature programs like the Bothin Organic Garden, coastal clean-ups, and salmon habitat restoration create dedicated stewards of the Earth.
Childhood obesity and teen suicide are rising to alarming rates: Our Growing Strong curriculum keeps bodies healthy, minds engaged, and spirits alive.
The challenges of the 21st century demand collaborative input from everyone: Girl Scout Leadership programs give girls the tools they need to be at the forefront, not on the sidelines.
Most importantly, Girl Scouting is designed to give girls the skills to become part of the solution themselves.
- Aly and her Pacifica Brownie troop who collected books for children displaced by the San Bruno explosion, so that “even if you see your house go away, in ashes, a book can be so good it could take your mind off of it for a little while.”
- Amber, who found the confidence to improve her fluency in Chinese well enough to convince the elders in her South Bay Chinese community to support her Girl Scout Gold Award project, an extensive campaign to encourage use of reusable chopsticks to prevent habitat destruction in China’s forests.
- Angelica, a 16-year-old from Sonoma who serves as part-time parent for her siblings. She travelled away from her family for the first time ever as part of Camp CEO so she could learn how to achieve her goal of attending college.
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Your support of Girl Scouts will make it possible for these girls and thousands more to truly become girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Thank you!