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Xcel Energy’s Day of Service: Social media contest

Girl Scouts of Colorado is thrilled to participate in Xcel Energy’s 8th Annual Day of Service! In addition to providing an exciting service and patch opportunity to girls on September 8, 2018, GSCO is participating in the Day of Service social media contest.

How to earn points:

• Each eligible post that follows the posting requirements below will be counted as one point for the organization mentioned in the post.

• The points will be divided by number of project volunteers to account for project scale.

• People will not be limited from posting more than once. On the contrary — Xcel encourages multiple original posts – but watch your frequency because Facebook has policies to protect from spammers!

• Shares and multiple identical posts will not count for the contest.

Who can post:

• Volunteers, team leaders, friends, family – anyone! Recruiting other people to pitch in for your project is a best practice.

Where to post:

• On the Xcel Energy Colorado Facebook page

• Your personal Instagram account

Posts must include the following four elements to be eligible:
1. The hashtags #XEDOS and #contest;
2. Tag Xcel Energy Colorado:
• On Facebook: post directly to the Xcel Energy Colorado Facebook page AND tag @Xcel Energy Colorado;
• On Instagram: post a photo or video about your project and tag @xcelenergy;
3. Tag @GSColo and,
4. Why you love the nonprofit/organization or project, what your Day of Service project is about, or volunteer activities to support the project.

*Shares and reposts and will not count towards points.*

Using photos and videos in posts:

• In addition to the contest tagging requirements listed above, a photo or video is required to post on Instagram.

• While not required to earn a point, including photos and videos on Facebook or Twitter posts is a great addition to help tell your story!

When to post:

The Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. MT on Tuesday, September 4, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. Midnight MT on Saturday, September 8.

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Xcel Energy’s Day of Service

Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes are invited to spend the morning with Xcel Energy employees to unravel energy mysteries and earn an energy patch on September 8, 2018. Learn about windmills and how it’s important to call Xcel before you do any digging or construction on your property. In the morning, you will also participate in a service project to help others in your community by making cards to share with veterans. It will be a special day of learning and caring, designed just for Girl Scouts, during Xcel Energy’s annual Day of Service!

The event is planned for Saturday, September 8 from 8 – 11 a.m. at Xcel Energy’s Service Center in Lakewood. There’s no cost for the event and Girl Scouts can register at http://xcelenergydos.ivolunteer.com/girlscouts18. Questions? Please contact Lori Warner at lori.a.warner@xcelenergy.com. We hope to see you there!

Energy leaders making a difference

Join Colorado School of Mines Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Xcel Energy for the upcoming second annual “Energy Leaders Making a Difference” event. This event is open only to Cadettes (grades 6-8), and will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center at Colorado School of Mines.

At the event, girls will be placed in small groups and will rotate through three hands-on energy related activities, including building circuits, learning about solar mechanics, and exploring turbines and wind power. In addition to learning about various sources of energy, girls will have a chance to meet and interact with Xcel Energy employees and female engineering students at Colorado School of Mines. Girl Scout participants will earn their Energy Patch.

Cost for the event is $5 per girl and attendance is capped at 45 girls maximum.

Register online now at http://commerce.cashnet.com/SWE_MEP

Xcel Energy awards STEM grant to Girl Scouts of Colorado

Kirk Scheitler with Xcel Energy presents a $15,000 grant check to Girl Scouts of Colorado’s president and CEO, Stephanie Foote, to support local Girl Scouts science, technology, engineering and math programs.

Xcel Energy recently awarded Girl Scouts of Colorado a $15,000 grant for its statewide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, with an emphasis on programming in the metro Denver area. The grant will support Girl Scouts of Colorado in providing STEM programs that contribute to girls’ academic achievement and encourage them to realize their potential and leadership capabilities in STEM fields.

Girl Scouts of Colorado incorporates fun and educational STEM activities into all aspects of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—from camp to badge projects, events and after-school programs. Girls are introduced to STEM-related careers that are generally under-represented by women, and to successful female role models who work in those careers. Girl Scouts, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012, has successfully engaged and cultivated girls’ interest in STEM subjects over the decades.

Through its focus area grants, Xcel Energy supports nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that: improve science, technology, engineering, economics and math education; improve and enhance the natural environment; help individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency; and that provide access to arts and culture. In 2011, the company contributed $3.9 million in focus area grants to organizations across its eight-state service territory. More information on Xcel Energy is available at xcelenergy.com.

To learn more on how to support Colorado’s 30,000 Girl Scouts and 9,000 adult volunteers, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org or call 1-855-726-4726.