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SheTech Explorer Day: Deadline extended

The deadline for this amazing older girl opportunity has been extended to May 24, 2017! Submit your interest form today!

Apply today to be one of nine Girl Scout Seniors who will get to experience hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) alongside women professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries at the SheTech Explorer Day! Learn the ins and outs of cellular networks, hardware, software development, coding, web design, and much more alongside your peers! You’ll engage in three immersive technology workshops, 12 fun-filled TechZone activities, and a TechChallenge where you’ll collaborate with your team to solve a problem for a chance to win a scholarship stipend and admission to Colorado Technology Association’s Women in Technology Conference on June 9!

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: The Commons on Champa, 1st Floor
1245 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80204

Grade: Entering 9th or 10th grade in fall 2017

Interest Form: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shetech_explorer_day_06_08_2017

Interest Form Close Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cost: Free

If you have any questions about this training or have trouble completing registration, please contact Katie Singleton at katie.singleton@gscolorado.org.

 

SheTech Explorer Day

Submitted by Katie Singleton, Girl Scouts of Colorado Girl Experience Manager

Apply today to be one of nine Girl Scouts who will get to experience hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) alongside women professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries at the SheTech Explorer Day! Learn the ins and outs of cellular networks, hardware, software development, coding, web design, and much more alongside your peers! You’ll engage in three immersive technology workshops, 12 fun-filled TechZone activities, and a TechChallenge where you’ll collaborate with your team to solve a problem for a chance to win a scholarship stipend and admission to Colorado Technology Association’s Women in Technology Conference on June 9!

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: The Commons on Champa, 1st Floor
1245 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80204

Grade: Entering 9th or 10th grade in fall 2017

Application: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shetech_explorer_day_06_08_2017
Application Close Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Cost: Free

Apply to be a part of this unique opportunity by Monday, May 15, 2017 at  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shetech_explorer_day_06_08_2017

Note: Spaces for this event are extremely limited, so we cannot guarantee all girls will be able to participate. After May 15, applications will be reviewed and we will email to let you know if you have been selected to participate.

If you have any questions about this training or have trouble completing registration, please contact Katie Singleton at katie.singleton@gscolorado.org.

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Older girl opportunity: Colorado Girls Elevated Reach Your Peak Expo

Submitted by Katie Singleton, Girl Experience Manager for Girl Scouts of Colorado

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado at the Colorado Girls Elevated Reach Your Peak Expo on Sunday, April 23, 2017. This event, which is specifically for girls ages 11-19 and their parents, will take place from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Arapahoe County Fair Grounds Expo Center. This annual event, which is produced by The Aurora Sentinel, Mix100 Radio, and KMGH Denver 7, is free to the public.

The event will feature powerful seminars, a runway fashion show, STEM activities, and inspirational speakers. There will also be a number of interactive exhibits and workshops focused on topics such as cyber safety, healthy relationships, body image, distracted driving, and more!

Contact Katie Singleton at katie.singleton@gscolorado.org with questions about this older girl opportunity.

Join the GSCO Outdoor Adventure Club for mountain biking and rappelling at Red Rocks Canyon

Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts are invited to join the GSCO Outdoor Adventure Club in April 2017 for mountain biking and rappelling in Red Rocks Canyon, just south of Colorado Springs!  All gear will be provided, but girls will be responsible for coming prepared with appropriate clothing and bringing a bag lunch. A full event information letter will be sent out to families when registration closes two weeks before the event.

The Outdoor Adventure Club will be split into two groups for this event. Please choose between one of the following sessions:

  • Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 23 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Outdoor Adventure Club is set up as an individual girl experience, and will work on fostering new relationships between all participants in the program, as well as expanding boundaries and learning new skills. Due to this, the Outdoor Adventure Club will not be excepting buddy requests for any of our events, and cannot guarantee that troops will be able to participate together.

Register now via the GSCO Events Calendar:  http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2017/outdoor_adventure_cl_354273101.html

For more information regarding programming, please contact Anna Danila by email at anna.danila@gscolorado.org, or by phone at (303) 681-6079.

For assistance with completing your registration, please contact Annie Pierce by email at annie.pierce@gscolorado.org or by phone at (303) 607-4882.

Paid Smithsonian Leadership Program

This summer learn to affect positive change in your community! Apply to the Young Ambassadors Program through the Smithsonian Latino Center!

Who? Graduating high school seniors with a commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities

What? Week-long, all-expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a four-week internship with a $2,000 program stipend

Where?  Washington D.C. and internships in 17 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico

When? June 25–August 2, 2017

Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, embrace your own cultural heritage, and gain practical and leadership skills and intellectual growth during a paid internship

Application deadline: April 9, 2017

For more information, to view the promotional video, and to apply visit: http://latino.si.edu/Education/YAP

For questions: Email SLCEducation@si.edu

Secrets to Success: A BIG success in Grand Junction

Middle and high school girls throughout Western Colorado enjoyed an amazing morning at Secrets to Success, a career networking event recently hosted by the Grand Junction Program Team! The event paired 67 girls and professional women, where the girls spent a few minutes with each woman learning about her career. There were many Girl Scouts present, but also a large number of non-members, who were exposed to a Girl Scout event for the first time.

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Rhonda Johnson, Employment Specialist with Mesa County Workforce, opened the event by teaching girls how to introduce themselves and shake hands. It was a great session!

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The professional women really rallied around the girls. More than 25 women from a wide range of career fields visited with girls. Being an event mentor was extremely popular as numerous women reached out to participate. Girls met with a wide range of professionals including doctors, chefs, veterinarians, scientists, paramedics, engineers, reporters, attorneys, and more!

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A BIG SHOUT out goes to Cindi Graves, Allison Ellington, Hilary McGilton, and their wonderful Girl Scout volunteers for hosting a great event! And a big thank you to all of our great professionals who came out to support the girls!

 

Girl Scout leadership training at Goddard Space Flight Center

From Girl Scouts of the USA

Senior Girl Scouts and volunteers have the opportunity to take part in a weeklong intensive space science workshop June 18–23, 2017 at NASA’s premier research facility, Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Teams from ten councils, made up of two Girl Scout Seniors, one volunteer, and one amateur astronomer each, will enjoy presentations by NASA scientists, tours of the Goddard facility, access to remote robotic observatories, fun and engaging space science activities, and a “star party” hosted by the Goddard Astronomy Club. Teams will also receive NASA science education materials and guidelines for starting their very own Girl Scout Astronomy Club.

If interested, use the following link to apply by March 17: https://girlscoutsusa.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0GOBSXjhowc1aBL

Older Girl Advisory Board holds first meetings

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Submitted by Katie Singleton, Girl Scouts of Colorado Older Girl Experience Manager

The GSCO Older Girl Advisory Board held their first retreat at Tomahawk Ranch on January 21-22, 2017. The board, which is currently made up of 12 girls from across the state, spent their time getting to know one another, discussing current programs available for older girls, and brainstorming for future programs. The girls on this board range from ninth to twelfth grades and represent Metro Denver, Northern & Northeastern Colorado, Pikes Peak, and the Western Slope.

The board is still seeking representatives from the Pueblo area and Southwestern Colorado. Girl Scouts interested in filling one of the remaining spots should email Katie Singleton at katie.singleton@gscolorado.org.

 

Embrace: A body image documentary

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Submitted by Katie Singleton, Girl Scouts of Colorado Girl Experience Manager

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

Join us for a screening of Embrace on January 26, 2017 from 7:15-8:45 p.m. at the Cinema Saver 6 in Fort Collins! Tickets are currently on sale for $11 online at http://gathr.us/screening/18898.

 *** Please note the suggested age for viewing this film is 10 years and older and parents should be aware that this film includes a reasonable amount of non-sexual nudity. Watch the Embrace trailer and learn more about this documentary here: https://bodyimagemovement.com/embrace/about-the-film/

 

KPMG Scholarship Opportunity

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The KPMG Future Leaders Program (https://womensleadership.kpmg.us/charitable.html) selects top female high school seniors from around the country to participate in the program and receive a KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship of $10,000 per year for four years of college.

Selected students are required to attend a three-day KPMG Future Leaders Retreat at Stanford University in the summer before their freshman year of college. In 2017, the retreat will be held from July 17-19. Students must also participate in a year-long KPMG Future Leaders Mentoring Program. Each student will be paired with a mentor – a woman leader participating in the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit.

Applications are due to the Office of Condoleezza Rice at Stanford University by January 30, 2017. Winners will be selected and notified by April 15, 2017.

Download the program description, eligibility criteria, and application below.

Questions? Email highestawards@gscolordo.org.

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