Girls 14-17 are invited to apply to be part of Changing the World at the 2014 National Convention Girl Scout Leadership Institute
WHAT IS THE GIRL SCOUT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE?
The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is where a lot of the magic of convention happens! It is a triennial conference that provides girls 14 and older with three days of leadership skill-building activities tied to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). Girls tell us they want to make a real difference in the world, so GSLI 2014 will focus on big issues that girls across the country and around the globe are passionate about.
WHY IS IT SPECIAL?
At the GSLI, girls will…
• get the latest information on their chosen issues from experts in the field
• work together on solutions with girls from around the globe
• learn techniques for innovation, advocacy, and planning
• return home ready to make a specific impact in their communities The GSLI experience will give each girl the opportunity to make new friends, develop important skills, learn about new planning processes, and take advantage of a support system that will be there to meet her needs—all in a fun and engaging way.
2014 THEME: GIRLS CHANGE THE WORLD
This year’s GSLI theme has never been truer! Girls will choose among seven popular issues-chosen by their peers and design related projects that will enable them to go out and make a difference in their communities. The issues that the steering committee of teen girls chose are: teen violence, healthy relationships, basic needs (such as hunger, poverty, homelessness, and natural disaster relief), inclusion/diversity, self-image/body image, education, and the status of women.
Each girl will also create action plans that will provide her local community, USAGSO, and the Girl Scout Movement as a whole with a significant and lasting return on investment.
LOGISTICS AND PRICING
GSLI participants must be 14 or older by 10/16/14 and registered girl members of USA Girl Scouts Overseas GSLI runs from the afternoon of October 16th, 2014-evening of October 18th, 2014
Cost to participants:
Girls’ families are responsible for paying the cost of round trip transportation to and from Salt Lake City, Utah as well as meals and incidentals associated with GSLI. USAGSO will cover the costs of selected participants’ housing and GSLI registration fee ($250).
Applications and references are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15th, 2014
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by May 30th, 2014