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Tools for Independence-Older Girls Edition: How to Find and Earn a Job

So far, Tools for Independence-Older Girls Edition has learned about self-defense, ways to help during a medical emergency, and how to safely date. As adults, safety is our top priority, but what comes next? Living! There is an ever-growing list of ways to live, but one thing most of us need is a job.

I can hear the thoughts exploding in your head, “How do I find a job?”  “What should I wear to the interview?” “What would I put on my resume?” “What is a resume?!” Shhhhhhh, it is okay. We have a workshop just for YOU on November 18, 2020 at 4 p.m. and we will answer all those questions and more.

Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/november_2020_tools_for_independence_older_girls_senior_ambassador_finding_a_job_virtual

Pam Gomez-Gil, recently retired regional manager for GSCO’s Pikes Peak region, will be joining us to talk about job hunting. She will share information regarding job interviews, what managers look for, and more. With decades of experience as a manager in several different companies, you will not want to pass up this opportunity. Come with questions,  a notepad,  a hungry mind, and  the packet (linked in the registration form) as filled out as possible.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

September 2020 Tools for Independence Older Girls: Healthy Relationships and Dating Safely

Are you curious about dating?

Do you watch romantic movies and wonder if dating is really that easy and simple?

Are you curious about how to spot red flags and get out safely, if you find yourself in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation?

Are you curious about what love really looks like?

Are you curious about the difference between love and romance?

Are you curious about how to see through some of the more common lies people tell in a relationship?

Are you curious about how to determine where your boundaries are, and how to communicate them to a partner?

Are you curious about healthy relationships?

Are you curious about how to date safely?

These are the topics Seniors and Ambassadors will be discussing in our third installment of Tools for Independence: Older Girl Edition Health and Safety Series on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 4 p.m.  Joining us will be Valerie Weaver LCSW, from Girl Scouts of Greater New York. Valerie is a social worker on the Troop 6000 team in New York City, where she helps girls ages five-17 living in homeless shelters. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to have her join us in this discussion.

Register here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/september_2020_tools.html

Participation in this discussion satisfies Step Four of the Ambassador Safety Award.

Parent Notes:

  • We are keeping the language/conversation as gender neutral as possible. We support ALL girls regardless of orientation, and we want ALL girls to be in safe and healthy relationships.
  • We are coming from a fact/evidence-based perspective.
  • It is not our intent to scare girls into not dating, but to give them tools they can use in high school, and adulthood, to make sure that when they do date, they are in safe, healthy, loving relationships.
  • We will stress that they need to stay within the boundaries that the adults in their household have set, in addition to setting their own boundaries.

If you have any questions about this club, email Amanda.Eckert@gscolorado.org. If you have trouble completing registration for this club or need assistance becoming a member of Girl Scouts of Colorado, contact our Customer Care team by emailing inquiry@gscolorado.org or calling 877-404-5708.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.