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G.I.R.L.

OVERVIEW by Level G.I.R.L. Agenda Retreat

GO-GETTER

INNOVATOR

RISK-TAKER

LEADER

Grades 9-10

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Breaking the Code

Girl Scout Digital Movie-Maker Badge

Behind the Ballot

ADVOCACY

Seniors

Girl Scout Entrepreneur Badge

YVote and Citizen’s Committee for Children of New York – Learn to advocate for change in NYC through community boards.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Grades 6-8

GSGNY - Creative coding program to film & enhance an issue-based PSA.

Operation Mindset

NFTE - Innovate to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

STEM

Cadettes

NFTE - Explore entrepreneurship basics & domains of an entrepreneurial mindset.

STEM

G.I.R.L.’s Guide To Academic Success

NYOT - Learn web development and design skills to create a website for a community partner.

Girl Scout Finding Common Ground Badge

World Innovation

Girl Scout Social Traveler Badge

Design for Good

Girl Scout Website Designer Badge

ADVOCACY

Social Innovator

or

NYC Department of Buildings - Address policies and practices that shape the lives of New Yorkers.

Dare to Run

Dare to Run – Learn how to run for public office.

GS Public Policy Badge

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

GS Social Innovator Badge

Grades 11-12

Girl Scout Research and Development Badge

Make Academy

STEM

Ambassadors

The Business of You

NFTE - Pitch a business designed to help young people achieve success.

NYSCI - Explore/apply engineering principles & digital design skills to solve community issues.

Girl Scout Digital Game Design Badge

ADVOCACY

Social Innovator

or

NYC Department of Buildings Address policies and practices that shape the lives of New Yorkers.

GS Social Innovator Badge

G.I.R.L.’s Guide to Taking Action G.I.R.L.’s Guide to Work G.I.R.L.’s Guide to Leadership G.I.R.L.’s Guide to College 1

Dare to Run

Dare to Run – Learn how to run for public office.

GS Public Policy Badge

Culminating Event:

G.I.R.L. Agenda Summit


Welcome to the Leadership Institute! Powered by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York What is the Leadership Institute? The Leadership Institute develops 21st century success skills such as innovation, resilience, collaboration, and critical-thinking and in-demand, subject-specific skills through relevant, real-world projects designed to make the world a better place. This application-based institute takes girls on a journey of leadership exploration consisting of 5 key program components. Who can join? Our Leadership Institute is available to 6-12th grade girls who reside within the five boroughs of New York City. Do I have to be a Girl Scout to join? Every teen girl who resides within New York City is welcome to apply. Girls are welcome to join even if they have never been a Girl Scout. What are the goals of the Leadership Institute? We are committed to: •

A New York City in which every girl feels empowered to lead in her community, the workplace, and the world.

Helping girls navigate transition as they prepare to enter high school, college, and the workforce.

Developing the skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary for professional success; increasing interest, exposure, and practice in specific fields.

Encouraging girls to deepen their knowledge of Entrepreneurship, STEM, and Advocacy

Special Opportunities for Leadership Institute Participants Gold Award Mini-Grants Girls with an approved Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal (the highest award a Girl Scout can earn) are eligible to receive a Gold Award Mini-Grant to use towards their Highest Awards project. Scholarships for Travel Opportunities Interested in traveling throughout the US and internationally? If you apply and are accepted to a Girl Scouts Destination Program, you are eligible to receive a mini-grant that can be used towards the cost of the trip. Education Scholarships The top projects in each course will be awarded an academic scholarship that can be used towards educational activities. Paid Internships High-School aged girls are eligible to participate in a 70-hour paid internship experience.

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The Girl Scout Law I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

The Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Our Mission Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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Reimagined & Expanding A message from Meridith Maskara, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Our Council is By Girls, For Girls, and there is no better example of that philosophy than the Leadership Institute, powered by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. For some participants this program is their entire Girl Scout experience, for others it’s just a slice – but that’s the point! As girls get busier and busier, we wanted to make sure middle and high school girls had a program of their own that can substitute for or compliment their troop experience, or give them the opportunity to join Girl Scouts for the first time. The bottom line is this: this program is designed to provide the experiences and opportunities girls tell us they want, and parents know they need. Our Leadership Institute is designed to expand knowledge in areas of interest to girls, cultivate new indemand skills, increase curiosity, and give girls the tools to keep exploring their future aspirations, while developing a new generation of female leaders that are resilient, collaborative, and critical thinkers. In year two of the program’s relaunch we are thrilled to add a new, third track that we know girls growing up in today’s chaotic world want: Advocacy! Our Advocacy track will join STEM and Entrepreneurship as the three choices of focus for this year’s Institute. Whether girls choose Advocacy, Entrepreneurship, or STEM, all participants will: • learn from experts in their chosen track, alongside girls from their own Girl Scout level; • meet leaders in their field of interest and visit workplaces; • visit colleges and prepare for upcoming academic transitions to high school or post-secondary education; • complete a real-world capstone project, which can be the beginning point to future Silver and Gold Award projects- and we all know the value of achieving the Gold Award. In the first year of the program’s re-launch we had 142 incredible participants and I can’t wait to see what this year’s cohort achieves! (And don’t forget, girls can participate year after year for a progressive learning experience.) Leadership Institute participants are the future leaders who will make this world a better place and I could not be more proud to provide girls with this opportunity to develop their power as leaders. Yours in Girl Scouting,

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APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Acceptance into the Leadership Institute is dependent on an online application which includes short answer questions and a thoughtful essay. We are looking for girls who are ready to join us and contribute to our enriching leadership experience. There will be no in-person interviews for the 2020 cohort. With the addition of a new track, the 2020 cohort will accept up to 200 girls into the program. All participants in the 6th – 12th grade must be registered with the Girl Scouts of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Council. If you are not currently a Girl Scout member, you will be asked to register upon being accepted into the program. There is a $25.00 registration fee to join the Girl Scouts of Greater New York Council which is covered by your $25.00 application fee.

Leadership Institute Information Sessions: Information Sessions

Live Webinars

Location: 40 Wall Street Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Wednesday, August 28th Tuesday, September 10th Thursday, September 19th

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Thursday, September 12th Tuesday, September 17th

About: Calling all girls (and parents or guardians!) who want to learn more about the Leadership Institute, Powered by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York! During this evening at 40 Wall Street, we’ll walk girls and their parent/guardian through the full Leadership Institute curriculum. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions in person and gain a better understanding of the experience. Can’t make any of these in-person dates? We have digital options! After our first live webinar on Thursday, September 12th, we will post a recording of this webinar on the link below for you to view at anytime. There are also two live webinars where you can ask questions to Girl Scout staff at the end of the presentation. Please RSVP at least 3 days before all in-person and live webinars so information can be prepared for all participants:

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Application Deadline: Monday, September 23rd

Applications are due online, on or before this date.

Selection Status Email Notification:

Tuesday, October 1st to Friday, October 4th Successful applicants will be notified by email if they have been invited to join the Leadership Institute.

Leadership Institute Commitment Orientation: Monday, October 7 Location: TBD Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

About: This evening is reserved for successful candidates who have been selected to join the Leadership Institute. Attendance is mandatory for every girl and their parent/guardian as it’s important for everyone to understand the commitment over the next several months.

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PROGRAM COMPONENTS: By applying to the Leadership Institute, Powered the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, girls are committing to each of the following components:

G.I.R.L. AGENDA RETREAT Dates: Friday, October 11th (afternoon) to Sunday, October 13th (Bus transportation from NYC will be provided)

About: The Leadership Institute adventure begins with a weekend retreat at our beautiful Girl Scout camp in Holmes, NY, Camp Kaufmann. The G.I.R.L. Agenda Retreat is designed to shape each girl’s understanding of leadership, build community among participants, introduce the Leadership Institute, and provide an opportunity to learn about their chosen tracks, Girl Scouting’s highest awards, community action, and advocacy.

G.I.R.L.’S GUIDE TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS Dates: TBD throughout Fall, Winter and Spring

About: These sessions serve as a survival guide at every stage of a Leadership Institute participant’s journey. Girls will attend grade-specific workshops, seminars, and activities focused on middle school success, transitioning to high school, or transitioning to college. Topics include socio-emotional and academic preparedness.

G.I.R.L.’S GUIDE TO WORK Dates: TBD throughout Fall, Winter, and Spring

About: Workplace visits expose girls to business operations and the professional world as they learn about the personal journeys and professional experiences of female leaders in the workplace.

G.I.R.L.’S GUIDE TO TAKING ACTION Dates: Saturday, January 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th and 29th Location: TBD (Bus transportation from NYC will be provided)

About: Over six Saturdays, girls participate in day-long seminars to deepen their knowledge of subject-specific topics (Entrepreneurship, STEM, and Advocacy) through project-based learning. These seminars are led by expert program partners and trained facilitators who deliver curriculums to each of the 9 courses. Girls will work either individually or in small groups to develop a project that will be presented at the culminating conference in June.

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G.I.R.L.’S GUIDE TO COLLEGE Dates: TBD throughout Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer

About: College exposure events include college fairs, workshops and college visits to broaden their horizons, demystify the college admissions process, and prepare girls for success.

G.I.R.L.’S GUIDE TO LEADERSHIP Dates: TBD throughout program with Internships starting in Spring/Summer 2020

About: Opportunities to learn about resume building, interviewing basics, and more will be available throughout the program, with girls required to complete one of these special Leadership-in-practice opportunities. Highschool age girls will have the opportunity to apply their leadership skills in a professional setting by participating in a 70-hour paid internship that starts in late spring and must be completed by end of August. Girls interested in participating in an internship will be required to undergo training.

G.I.R.L. AGENDA SUMMIT Dates: June 12th and 13th

About: The G.I.R.L. Agenda Summit is an opportunity to gather girls from across New York City for a day of inspiration, preparation, and mobilization. The day will focus on how to be a catalyst for change in your community—and the world. Champion your views, influence leadership, and advance the G.I.R.L. Agenda to make the world a better place. All capstone projects for the Leadership Institute will be presented at the G.I.R.L. Agenda Summit.

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Choose Your Track! ENTREPRENEURSHIP

CADETTES (GRADES 6-8) “OPERATION MINDSET” In partnership with NFTE Think like an entrepreneur! Learn the skills and practices of an entrepreneurial mindset, used by all entrepreneurs to build a business. From taking initiative to seizing the right opportunity – you can use these skills to stand out in any academic or professional path you choose. Earn the Girl Scout Entrepreneur Badge

STEM

“BREAKING THE CODE” In partnership with VIDCODE Lights, cameras, coding! Advocate for a cause you believe in as you write, direct, and star in a Public Service Announcement. Thereafter, use coding creatively to beautify your mini-movie and amplify your final call to action message. Earn the Girl Scout Digital Movie-Maker Badge

ADVOCACY

“BEHIND THE BALLOTT”

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In partnership with YVote and Citizen’s Committee for Children of New York (CCC) Connect your passions and beliefs with how you can make a difference at the ballot box and through NYC community boards. Analyze issues that you care deeply about by becoming a change maker at the intersection of individual activism, collective action, and electoral politics. Earn the Girl Scout Finding Common Ground Badge


Choose Your Track! ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SENIORS (GRADES 9-10) “WORLD INNOVATION” In partnership with NFTE Let’s change the world! Learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4 – Gender Equality. Develop a business idea that supports women entrepreneurs in various countries around the world. Earn the Girl Scout Traveler Badge

STEM

“DESIGN FOR GOOD” Add value to a community change-maker. Use web development and design skills to partner with and create a website for an organization already improving the community. Start a project that could have a lasting, sustainable impact (and could also be the foundation of your Gold Award!). Earn the Girl Scout Web Designer Badge

ADVOCACY

“SOCIAL INNOVATOR” In partnership with NYC Department of Buildings Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts will serve as the NYC Department of Building’s Youth Leadership Council. Girls will learn how to influence policies and practices connected to sustainability and NYC building codes. This course is a unique experience and requires special time commitment.

or “DARE TO RUN” In partnership with Dare to Run Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts will learn how to run for public office at the local, state and national level. Explore the foundations of running a campaign through topics such as Branding and Messaging, Public Speaking, Fundraising, Public Policy and Advocacy 101. Earn the Girl Scout Public Policy Badge

Earn the Girl Scout Social Innovator Badge

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Choose Your Track! ENTREPRENEURSHIP

AMBASSADORS (GRADES 11-12) “THE BUSINESS OF YOU” In partnership with NFTE Pitch a business that is hyperlocal—designed to help you achieve success in the next phase of life! Tackle the biggest challenge you anticipate beyond high school and create a product or service to help address your concerns and help girls just like you along the way! Earn the Girl Scouting Research and Development Badge

“MAKE ACADEMY” STEM

In partnership with NYSCI Become a force of the digital “maker” community by blending coding + arts & crafts + tech “know-how” to design, control, and make cutting edge - and personally meaningful - tech projects. Tinker and create using skills that are also useful for in-demand, fast-growing careers. Earn the Girl Scout Digital Game Design Badge

ADVOCACY

“SOCIAL INNOVATOR” In partnership with NYC Department of Buildings Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts will serve as the NYC Department of Building’s Youth Leadership Council. Girls will learn how to influence policies and practices connected to sustainability and NYC building codes. This course is a unique experience and requires special time commitment. Earn the Girl Scout Social Innovator Badge

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or “DARE TO RUN” In partnership with Dare to Run Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts will learn how to run for public office at the local, state and national level. Explore the foundations of running a campaign through topics such as Branding and Messaging, Public Speaking, Fundraising, Public Policy and Advocacy 101. Earn the Girl Scout Public Policy Badge


“My experience of the Leadership Institute as part of the Ambassador STEM track has been one of the most valuable and positive experiences I have ever had as a Girl Scout. I learned how to improve my public speaking, refine my interviewing skills, as well as make sure that I am able to achieve college readiness. Overall, I loved my time at the Leadership Institute and look forward to applying and hopefully getting to participate in it next year.” “I met great friends who shared the same interests as me, and learned from instructors, the traits that make an effective business entrepreneur. It was a great experience and I strongly recommend it to any Girl Scout aspiring to be great leaders for our future.”

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CALENDAR Commitment to the Leadership Institute requires attendance at the following activities on the following dates.

Save the Date! September 2019 23: Application closes

October 2019 1, 2, 3, 4: Selection Status Email Notification 7: Leadership Institute Commitment Orientation 11, 12, 13: G.I.R.L. Agenda Retreat

January 2020 18, 25: G.I.R.L.’s Guide to Taking Action

February 2020 1, 8, 15, 29: G.I.R.L.’s Guide to Taking Action

June 2020 12, 13: G.I.R.L. Agenda Summit

Additional dates forthcoming for the following program components: G.I.R.L’s Guide To Academic Success G.I.R.L’s Guide to Work G.I.R.L’s Guide to Leadership G.I.R.L’s Guide to College 13


REGISTRATION LINK: tinyurl.com/LIP-Cohort-2020-Application $25.00 Application Fee

Application Deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019 Leadership Institute Staff

Raziyah Eure

Leslie Field

Maggie Vasquez

Program Coordinator, Leadership Institute reure@girlscoutsnyc.org 212-645-4000

Director, Leadership Institute lfield@girlscoutsnyc.org 212-645-4000

Vice President, Programs mvasquez@girlscoutsnyc.org 212-645-4000 14


G.I.R.L. INNOVATOR

RISK-TAKER

LEADER

Girl Scouts of Greater New York 40 Wall Street, Suite 708 New York, NY 10005

GO-GETTER

Girl Scouts of Greater New York Leadership Center 40 Wall Street, Suite 708 l New York, NY 10005 212.645.4000 l www.girlscoutsnyc.org

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Leadership Institute 2020  

The Leadership Institute, Powered by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is a GSGNY signature leadership program committed to developing gir...

Leadership Institute 2020  

The Leadership Institute, Powered by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is a GSGNY signature leadership program committed to developing gir...