The Girl Scouts of Connecticut is kicking off it's 2014 speaker series for parents, teachers, coaches, medical professionals - anyone who works with girls, ages 8 to 17, on a regular basis.
According to a press release:
Based on the latest research from the Girl Scout Research Institute, "The State of Girls: Unfinished Business," the Girl Scout speaker series sponsored by the First Niagara Foundation will inspire thought, conversation and solutions....each event will include a short presentation of the data followed by a panel discussion from local experts. What are the triumphs and challenges for girls and young women today? How are we providing the support they need to thrive in the face of these challenges? And how, as a community, are we celebrating the successes and triumphs of our girls and young ladies?
The Girl Scout organization supports the emotional health and well-being of it's young members by helping them build self-confidence and healthy-living skills. New programs include BFF - Be a Friend First - aimed at preventing bullying behavior, and Imagine Your STEM Future, designed to inspire young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The "State of Girls" findings show females have low exposure to the STEM fields yet they have a high interest in the subject matters.
The first evening of the speaker series is coming up on May 21st at Gateway Community College in New Haven.
Click here to see details for all events.