On Saturday, October 22nd, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts will kick-off the fourth annual FaB Factor initiative, a program that offers comprehensive leadership curriculum for girls, taught by adults in 23 of the most at-risk communities. The girl-led program focuses on financial literacy, S.T.E.M. activities, leadership development, and health and wellness, modeling techniques of learn-by-doing and cooperative learning. To deliver FaB Factor, Girl Scouts partner with many community-based organizations, and has made great strides in making Girl Scouts accessible for all girls, especially those living in communities where high-school drop out rates are high.
As part of this special Dove Self-Esteem weekend, on Sunday, Girl Scouts will also host a program titled Rachel’s Challenge at Bridgewater State College. This event is open to the public and encourages women to attend with a special girl in their lives. Members of the non-profit organization Rachel’s Challenge will give a key note address to girls and their guardians on their program’s unique message. Rachel’s Challenge is named for Rachel Scott who was killed in the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. Rachel was the first student killed that day, and her acts of kindness and compassion, along with the contents of her six diaries, created the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America. Workshops on dating violence, bullying, suicide prevention, alcohol and drug abuse will also be offered to girls and their guardians.
“We are so appreciative of organizations like Dove, who understand and share our mission. Dove makes a sustained positive commitment to developing strong, health girls. With their support we can continue to develop girls with courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place,” said Ruth N. Bramson, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.
Girl Scouts is the premier leadership organization for girls. Girl Scouts is an accessible, affordable option for families. Consider volunteering your time and talent with Girl Scouts and making a positive impact on your community. As the organization approaches its 100th anniversary, be sure to sign up and be a part of history. For more information, contact Lu Ann Souza at firstname.lastname@example.org sign-up for Rachel’s Challenge at www.hergirlscouts.org or call 774-766-6918 for more info. Those interested in attending must pre-register.
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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts serves more than 41,000 girls ages 5-17 and 17,000 adult volunteers in the 178 communities we serve.