• Condoleezza Rice, Sheryl Sandberg and Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez: Let’s Ban Bossy

    By Lynn Sherr Article taken from Parade This powerful trio, who on the cover of Parade sport their “Ban Bossy” buttons, aim to change the conversation about girls and leadership. Ninth grader Sheryl Sandberg wasn’t shy about raising her voice. But the message she got from a faculty adviser didn’t praise that trait. “She’s too aggressive, too bossy,” the teacher said. “You don’t want to be bossy.” Luckily, Sandberg didn’t listen. One year after the publication of her best-selling book Lean In, the Facebook COO, 44, joins with two of America’s most dynamic leaders, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, 59, and Anna Maria Chávez, 45, the CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, to launch a public service campaign. Their goal? To ban the word bossy, a negative label they say is too often …

    07 2014
  • Art Competition

    U.S. Rep. Ron Barber is inviting Southern Arizona high school students to submit artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece from a student in the congressman’s district will be exhibited in the halls of the Capitol Building in Washington for the next year, where it will be seen by members of Congress and tens of thousands of visitors. It will hang alongside the other winners from congressional districts across the nation. The winning Southern Arizona student artist will receive two airline tickets so the student and an adult family member or legal guardian can fly to Washington for the opening of the exhibition this spring. Artwork can be submitted now to Barber’s office in Tucson at 3945 E. Fort Lowell Road, Suite 211 or to the Sierra Vista Office at 77 Cal…

    24 2014
  • Travel and Girl Scouting

    By Timalee Nevels Hands down, my favorite experiences with Girl Scouts are times that I’ve been with teen girls exploring the world.  Among my favorite memories are the time that 15 year old Morgan navigated our group across Ireland,  sharing familiar silly songs with Girl Guides, and none of us were the same after touring the former Dachau concentration camp.   There are many, many wonderful learning and growing experiences when a girl is a part of this wonderful movement, but there’s no quicker way to learn 21st century skills that girls need in the modern world than when she travels.  Girls who travel gain confidence and become self-directed.  They increase their flexibility, global awareness and cultural sensitivity.  It’s my pleasure to be working with 30 teens from three counties i…

    24 2014
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