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Girl Scouts of Nassau County Critical Issues Initiative

Raising competent and confident girls today is more difficult than ever. Girl Scouts of Nassau County launched its Critical Issues Initiative in 2005 to educate girls, parents, educators, coaches, and community members about the pressures girls face, and to become a resource for them.


What kinds of topics are explored in the Critical Issues Initiative?

Current programs focus on issues that girls say are relevant to them, including bullying, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, body image, responsible digital citizenship and time management. Programs are interactive and utilize a variety of different senses and learning styles.  


What programs do you provide for older girls?

All of our program topics are open to all girls in grades K-12. Programs are specially tailored for the needs of each age level.  Girl Speak, our new leadership group, is for girls in grades 6-12. 


How can I get more information about bringing a program to my school, Troop, team, or community group? 

Contact Eliza Zipper, Advocacy and Critical Issues Coordinator at or 516.741.2550 x254.