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Become a ConnectZ Girl Scout

“The best thing about Girl Scouts ConnectZ was being able to share my thoughts and ideas and not be judged, instead I felt validated and welcomed.”

Girl Scouts ConnectZ meets the needs of girls today—that’s you! As part of the program you’ll make new friends, get to know trusted mentors, and have fun while you meet and cover topics like healthy relationships, culture, identity, STEM, financial literacy, arts and crafts, college and career readiness, and more.

We partner with many different schools and meet during school hours to make it more convenient for you and your family. As a part of the program, you’ll join more than 3,000 girls throughout the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota in this one-of-a-kind, culturally responsive leadership program.

Find out if we are at your school

We partner with many different schools in Minnesota to bring our programming directly to you. If you don’t see your school that’s ok! We are always looking for new schools to partner with and have many different options right now that you can participate in without your school.

  • American Indian Magnet School 6th - 8th
  • Anderson Elementary School
  • Apple Valley High School
  • Austin High School
  • Banfield Elementary School
  • Birch Grove Elementary School
  • Brooklyn Center Elementary School
  • Brooklyn Center STEAM Middle School
  • Central High School
  • College Prep Elementary
  • Community School of Excellence
  • Como Park Apts
  • Como Park Senior High
  • Eastview High School
  • Ellis Middle School
  • Falcon Ridge Middle School
  • Folwell Elementary School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Gage Elementary School
  • Garden City Elementary
  • Harambe Elementary Unity Program Roseville
  • Harding High School
  • Heritage Middle School
  • Higher Ground Academy K-5
  • Hilltop Elementary
  • Hmong International Academy
  • HOPE Academy
  • Humboldt Senior High
  • IJ Holton Intermediate School
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • John Adams Middle School
  • Johnson Senior High School
  • Mayo High School
  • Nevlen Elementary School
  • New Millennium Academy
  • Nompeng Academy
  • NorthEast Prep College
  • Northport Elementary
  • Northview Middle School
  • Open World Learning High School
  • Open World Learning Middle School
  • Park Center Senior High School
  • Patrick Henry High School
  • Richfield High School
  • Riverside Elementary School
  • Robbinsdale Cooper High School
  • Rochester Boys and Girls Club
  • Rochester Math and Science Academy
  • Rochester STEM
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Rosechester ALC
  • Rosemount Middle School
  • Roseville Area High School
  • Roseville Area Middle School
  • Saint Anthony High School
  • Saint Anthony Middle School
  • Scott Highlands Middle School
  • Sejong Academy Korean Immersion School
  • South High School
  • Southgate Elementary
  • Sumner Elementary
  • Twin Cities Academy Middle School
  • Vally Middle School
  • Wasthington Technology Magnet School
  • Whittier International Elementary
  • Willow Creek Middle School
  • Woodson Kindergarten Center
  • Worthington ALC
  • Worthington High School
  • Worthington Middle School
  • Zanewood Elementary

 

Why Join ConnectZ?

Strength. Sisterhood. Success. Strength. Sisterhood. Success.

As life keeps changing, ConnectZ can provide connection and community. Whether your meetings are virtual or in-person, you’ll get to learn new skills, build relationships with your troop leader and friends who will become your lifelong sisters. This is a sisterhood and place where you can be, and celebrate, your true self.

What You Learn

STEM
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Did you know STEM is not just about doing the traditional science and math? You can learn all about STEM by making lip gloss, creating slime, making ice cream, creating a boat that can float, or creating something new out of materials from your junk drawer! In ConnectZ we find new and exciting ways to get our brains thinking about STEM. 

Healthy Relationships
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Relationships are an important part of our lives. As we grow up, we make friends and have different kinds of relationships. In ConnectZ we work together to find ways to make sure you are keeping your relationships healthy. That starts with having a trusting troop leader and a trusted group of sisters who support you.

Culture and Identity
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We have groups that help girls understand and relate to their culture and identity: Beta Gamma (for African American girls), Latinas Unidas, and the Asian Womens Circle. We believe it is important to have safe spaces where you can talk and relate to other girls with similar backgrounds. We also have Multicultural groups where girls can come together and share and learn about different cultures and identities. If you can understand and embrace where you came from and who you are, we believe you will have the power to achieve anything in this world!  

Financial Literacy
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Learning how to manage finances and paying for college are two big responsibilities and the earlier you learn, the easier it is to manage as an adult. In ConnectZ, you will have different opportunities to learn about finances in a fun, hands on way. During the iconic Girl Scouts Cookie Program we learn about money and learn foundational skills for how to run your own business. As troop you will set your selling goals, create a budget, and decide how to spend your hard-earned proceeds. 

College and Career Readiness
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Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Not sure if you want to go to college or what career you’re interested in? We’ll help you explore different college and career options from nontraditional jobs, attending a university, and trade schools.

 

Join Today

Once you complete the form, a member from the ConnectZ team will reach out to place you in a troop or answer any questions you may have.

 

Meet Our Staff (Who are also troop leaders!)

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Jasmine Graves

ConnectZ Program Director
800-845-0787 x1119
vsupport.jasmine.graves@girlscoutsrv.org

Hanifah Abdul-Wahid

Hanifah Abdul-Wahid

ConnectZ Program Coordinator
800-845-0787 x4022

Austere Apolo

Austere Apolo

ConnectZ Program Coordinator
800-845-0787 x1066

Mishereen Ellis

Mishereen Ellis

ConnectZ Program Team Lead
800-845-0787 x1137

Mykitta Davis

Mykitta Davis

ConnectZ Program Lead
800-845-0787 x7068

Vilai Khanya

Vilai Khanya

ConnectZ Program Coordinator
800-845-0787 x7078

Keisha Kidder

Keisha Kidder

ConnectZ Program Coordinator
800-845-0787 x1703

Liz Mariani

Liz Mariani

ConnectZ Program Planner
800-845-0787 x1243

Khadra Mohamed

Khadra Mohamed

ConnectZ Program Coordinator
800-845-0787 x4052

Lacy Myrman

Lacy Myrman

ConnectZ Program Coordinator
800-845-0787 x4102

Keziah Ojika

Keziah Ojika

ConnectZ Program Manager
800-845-0787 x1626

Marian Osman

Marian Osman

ConnectZ Program Coordinator
800-845-0787 x1528

Jinath Tasnim

Jinath Tasnim

ConnectZ Program Coordinator
800-845-0787 x4104

Mayr Gwen Thompson

Mary Gwen Thompson

ConnectZ Program Coordinator    
800-845-0787 x1273

Samantha Vang

Samantha Vang

ConnectZ Program Coordinator
800-845-0787 x1217

May Xiong

May Xiong

ConnectZ Program Coordinator
800-845-0787 x1105