Girl Scout Miriam "M-Powering" girls to prevent violence
Eleven-year-old Girl Scout Miriam experienced the dangers of abusive relationships first-hand... and decided to take action. When her 19-year-old cousin Diana was brutally murdered by her estranged husband, Miriam declared she wanted to do something. She turned to Girl Scouts to "help stop anything like this from ever happening again."
Miriam is partnering in a new Girl Scouts series called "aMaze: The Twists and Turns of Getting Along." Sponsored by the MetLife Foundation, the program teaches middle school girls about healthy relationships, and how to prevent teen dating violence and cyber-bullying.
In addition, Miriam and Girl Scouts partnered with StyleSubstanceSoul
(a locally-based women's website inspired by Oprah Winfrey) to launch the M-Power-U project. Created to give Miriam a virtual voice for sharing her story, the long-term initiative empowers girls with the self-confidence and knowledge they need to stay safe.