These last six months of unexpected challenges have tested each of us almost daily, requiring us to find our inner strength. What I know is that when we come together and focus on our mission, we find a way forward, learning and growing along the way. Our girls are watching us. When we stumble or make a mistake and get back up—responsible for our actions and our words—we not only build our resilience, we model behavior that will help the next generation.
The developmental stages of girls don’t stop for COVID, and the challenges associated with these stages are amplified because of isolation and the stress of societal pressures.
Girl Scouts is not just a nice organization—it is critical, teaching life and behavior skills that empower girls. Our virtual programs help girls in K-12 to feel connected, learn coping skills, and stay active earning badges and discovering a world of STEM, outdoors, civics, and entrepreneurship. And along the way, Girl Scouts like Kayla (pictured), Sloane, Nora, Annette, and Shruti promise to make the world a better place.
What I also know is that we need your help. We cannot afford to wait until the pandemic is over to empower the next generation of leaders! I am grateful to two outstanding leaders, Janice Kurth and Kimberley Layton, who are co-chairing our Power Her Promise campaign, Sept. 1-25 (video). This campaign will help us reach more girls of all backgrounds and income levels. You can be the reason they join Girl Scouts, learn and grow during these difficult times, and fulfill their Girl Scout Promise.
Please donate generously from the heart…then join us on Friday, Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. to celebrate the success of this campaign. Register now for this free gathering. Thank you to Gold Sponsor Qualcomm, as well as Silver Sponsors Cox, Dyna LLC, Los Angeles Chargers, Major Executive Search, Mission Federal Credit Union, Swinerton, We Can Rise, Inc., and Wells Fargo. Bronze Sponsors are Business Complete Solutions, Little Brownie Bakers, and RJS Law.
Be kind to yourself and others.