Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Girl Scouts Honored with Two AEP Awards

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the proud recipient of two awards from the prestigious Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). Established in 1895, AEP instituted its award programs approximately three decades ago to recognize significant and excellent achievement in supplemental educational products and education marketing.

GSUSA received honors for two educational programs aimed at helping girls develop more confidence in dealing with the situations they will face in life. The programs honored were:

BFF (Be a Friend First), a national bully-prevention initiative for middle school girls. Based on GSUSA's popular aMAZE! leadership curriculum, the program helps girls to recognize and intervene in bullying situations and lead positive change in their schools and communities. BFF won The Distinguished Achievement Award in the category of "Life Skills and Character Education”.

Financial EmpowermentK-12 Program, which creates financially empowered leaders, won the Beacon Award for "Excellence in Education Marketing". Through Financial Empowerment, girls build skills as they progress through the K−12 curriculum to become knowledgeable, confident, and self-reliant participants in a global economy. Whether a girl is working to earn the Financing My Future badge or the Money Manager badge, she is developing financial savvy, business skills, and innovative thinking.

AEP is the community for anyone interested in high quality educational resources and solutions. Promotion of quality content and increased awareness of its importance in both the education space and to the general public is an important part of the organization’s core purpose. The AEP Awards support this mission by honoring the highest quality products for teachers and learners as well as the best education marketing materials produced each year. Receiving an AEP Award is considered one of the highest, most prestigious honors within the community and represents dedication to education and increasing access to quality materials that will increase knowledge for all.