• Spotlight on National Young Woman of Distinction, Morgan Serventi

    The National Young Women of Distinction honor is given by Girl Scouts of the USA to the top ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose Take Action projects demonstrated outstanding leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge related to a national and/or global issue. The girls and their projects will be showcased on the blog in advance of being honored at the 2014 Girl Scout Convention in Salt Lake City this October.  Morgan Serventi: Unleashing the Power of Poo!Age: 18Hometown: Paige, Arizona Inspiration: Last year, Morgan left her hometown and embarked on a mission trip to Wamba, Kenya. In preparation for her adventure, she did some digging into the conflicts related to resource scarcity and energy use. In rural areas such as this one, firewood…

    October
    15 2014
  • Girl Scouts Congratulates Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Malala Yousafzai, Youngest Winner Ever

    Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarth won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for risking their lives to fight for children's rights. The decision made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner.   Malala was injured by a Taliban gunman two years ago in Pakistan for insisting that girls also have the right to an education. Surviving several operations, she continued both her activism and her studies.   Raised in Pakistan, Malala was 11 years old when she began championing girls' education, speaking out in TV interviews.   Also awarded is Kailash Satyarthi, 60, who has been at the forefront of a global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labor since 1980, when he gave up his career as an electrical engineer. Satyarthi led the re…

    October
    10 2014
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Know the Stats One in every four women and nearly one in seven men in the U.S. report having experienced physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. National domestic violence related costs exceed $5.8 billion annually, including $4.1 billion in health care expenses. One in five teens will experience dating abuse in Arizona. Emerge! answers more than 5,000 calls on its crisis hotline every year. There are over 12,000 domestic violence calls to 911 in Pima County each year. In Arizona, a child witnesses a domestic violence incident every 44 minutes. On average, someone in Arizona dies every three days due to domestic violence. Resources If someone told you they were being abused, would you know what to do? Hearing about someone’s abusive si…

    October
    04 2014
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