14-year-old Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Hareem Abdullah has a column in the Huffington Post titled Dear Presidential Candidates: It's Time to Start Focusing on Girls and Their Future. An excerpt:
"Every girl should have the opportunity to do great things in her life. So I'm speaking up for all girls. I am calling on you now, Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney, when you are listening to what people want, when you are deciding what's important, when you are debating ideas: Make supporting and empowering girls a priority."Hareem Fatima Abdullah is Girl Scout Senior from Sterling, Virginia, and member of the Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capitol. She was one of dozens of girls who produced public service announcements for the presidential candidates on the issues they should focus on as part of the Girl Scouts Speak Out project.Definitely read the entire post here!