Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Girl Scouts and Peace Corps Volunteers Uniting to Make the World A Better Place

Tonight, more than 100 Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona council will pack into McClelland Hall at the University of Arizona to hear from returning Peace Corps volunteers about their life-changing experiences working in communities around the globe to make our world a better place.

This event will be co-hosted by Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and our very own Anna Maria Chávez. The returning Peace Corps volunteers will share their experiences and insights, and answer questions from the girls in the audience.

The evening will highlight Girl Scouts’ partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative, and with the Peace Corps, who are teaming up to offer Girl Scouts across the country and in over 90 countries tools, resources, and access to returning Peace Corps volunteers who can help them understand what it takes to make a global impact for girls across the world.

It’s all part of the new Girl Scout Global Action Award, a fun and educational way for girls across the country and in over 90 countries to learn about serious global issues affecting girls, young women, and their communities. Each Girl Scout who completes Global Action Award activities will join the international movement of 10 million girls who together are sowing the seeds of global social change.

Through the Peace Corps’ World Wise Schools and Speakers Match programs, Girl Scouts of all grade levels will be able to connect with Peace Corps volunteers who are working on girls’ education projects around the world. Underscoring Girl Scouts’ commitment to the First Lady’s Let Girls Learn initiative, the new Global Action badge will provide girls the opportunity to understand and address the challenges associated with—and the specific root causes of—barriers to girls’ access to education globally.

To learn more, visit our Global Action Award page now to learn how YOU can make a difference for girls’ education around the world! We are excited to announce that the new Global Action Award badge will be available in Girl Scout council shops in October 2015.