GSSEM launches STEM Initiative

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Over the past 50 years, women in the United States have made great strides in education and entry into the work force in this country. However, despite these advances, women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Studies show that girls lose interest in math and science during middle school, and STEM interest for girls is low, compared to boys. Most research on this topic has focused on representation of girls and women in these fields, primarily on the obstacles preventing more girls and women from entering them.

Local entrepreneur to speak at Camp Moxie

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We are excited to welcome Veronika Scott to this year's line-up of presenters at Camp Moxie. Featured as one of Crain Magazine's "Twenty in their 20's",  Veronika started the Detroit Empowerment Plan, a small non profit which hires women out of shelters to make coats. What's more unique? Veronika's coat doubles as as a sleeping bag for the homeless. 

Teen Creates the Save A Life: Don’t Text & Drive program

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Texting while driving is dangerous! “Many teens are unaware of the risks involved with distracted driving,” said Kandis. For her Gold Award, she developed the Save A Life: Don’t Text & Drive program. The program includes a brochure describing the dangers of distracted driving and includes a video that shows how texting while driving dramatically increases the risk of a motor vehicle injury or fatality.

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Excerpt out of “Inside the Magic Kingdom” by Tom Connellan

Leadership Plain & Simple

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Today, I brought my seventeen year old daughter, Brittany, to work with me. She’s an active Girl Scout. She is also aware that our volunteer structure is changing, but we haven’t spoken in great detail about the changes. So, I handed her a few pictures of our new structure – the oval with the Districts and the Communities. I asked her to give me her thoughts. I wanted to get a fresh perspective. So, she takes a look and says, “Wow, whoever designed this did a good job.” And…” Community includes troops and all of the other stuff?” She got it!

Local Girl Scouts Continue Relief Efforts

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The spirit of service continues to thrive in the days and weeks after the devastating earthquake in Japan. Girl Scouts have been hard at work providing relief to victims of recent natural disasters.

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