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North Texas Giving Day, the largest giving day in the nation powered by Communities Foundation of Texas, is back on September 14, 2017! In eight years, North Texas Giving Day has generated $156 million for the community. Learn more about some of the thousands of participating nonprofits here on BubbleLife from now until Giving Day. Read more about today's featured nonprofit, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, below. 

At Girl Scouts, we have always known that girls are the key to our collective future. Gender balance in the workplace and in the public sphere are vital to ensuring that every voice is heard and every outlook is considered. One of the best things we can do to ensure the long-term strength of the United States is to invest in girls. Women bring an invaluable perspective to the courtroom, the classroom, and the caucus room.

Girl Scouts is the best leadership experience for girls in the world, created specifically with and for girls. Our secret sauce? The Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a one-of-a-kind leadership development program that pairs girls with strong female role models who help each girl develop her potential. When you give to Girl Scouts on North Texas Giving Day, you are investing in a safe space where girls can develop a strong sense of self as they prepare to take charge of their future.

Creating more female leaders means starting young and making sure today’s girls are acquiring the skills they will need to take on the 21st century leadership roles. Through more than 100 years of experience, we are the experts at giving girls the tools they need to empower themselves by teaching them that their voices count, they must stand up for what they believe in, and they have the strength to take the lead.

Our program bolsters the benefits of school by fostering a safe, inclusive, girl-led, and all-female environment where girls are free to practice different skills, try new things, and take on leadership positions.

Through our brand new STEM Center of Excellence just outside of downtown Dallas, we are ensuring that every girl has an opportunity to take the lead in the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through hands-on activities facilitated by partners and female mentors in the STEM industry. Our iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program is unrivaled in its ability to teach girls financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills. Additionally, our Girl Scout Leadership Institute is providing a unique setting to help girls explore careers they may have never before considered.

With more than a century of experience, Girl Scouts brings a wealth of knowledge to programs that provide cornerstone experiences for girls that last a lifetime. Put simply, Girl Scouts works. It’s the best leadership experience for girls in the world because it’s girl-led!

To donate to Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas on September 14, please click here. To find out more about North Texas Giving Day, please visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

Blog authored by: Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas 

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