Cearah Hamilton recently joined the Girl Scouts staff as a Community Engagement Specialist, serving as a troop leader and mentor to dozens of young women who participate in our Girl Scouts ConnectZ program. Cearah couldn’t be more perfect for this role – she was a Girl Scout in a ConnectZ troop herself as a girl.
This week we welcomed back 28 high school Girl Scouts who have returned from North Carolina, where they visited five public and private historically black colleges and universities. On their trip they had an opportunity to interview with admissions counselors and apply for these schools as well as visit several significant sites of the civil rights movement. Many of the students will […]
Ask the Girl Scouts in this new video what time it is, and they will probably yell back in chorus that it is “Girl Scout ConnectZ time!” The ninth and tenth grade girls from Richfield, Armstrong, and Cooper High Schools were looking for a way to encourage participation in Girl Scouting through ConnectZ. Working with […]
While summer can signal a slowdown in activities for some Girl Scout troops, that’s definitely not the case for a Girl Scout ConnectZ group involved with the Freedom School summer academic program in St. Paul. More than 80 girls in kindergarten through eighth grade met twice a week throughout July and August to explore sisterhood, […]
Yolanda grew up in inner city Chicago and remembers her mom doing everything possible to make sure she learned right from wrong, including taking the family on trips to get out of the city and away from bad influences. Now with two daughters of her own, Yolanda is following her mother’s lead to make sure […]