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Girl Scouts of Nassau County EmPOWER’s Girls at the Yes We Can Community Center

Event will Celebrate International Day of the Girl on Thursday, October 11

Garden City, N.Y. (October 5, 2018)— Girl Scouts of Nassau County will celebrate International Day of the Girl on Thursday, October 11, 2018 with an EmPOWER Girls event at the Yes We Can Community Center in Westbury, N.Y from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting empowerment and the fulfillment of girls human rights. More than 150 women and girls, ages 6 and up will attend the event and enjoy an evening of engaging speakers and meaningful conversation around the importance of empowering women and girls in our community and the world.

“International Day of the Girl is a wonderful opportunity for Girl Scouts of Nassau County to connect with women and young girls. On this day, we gather globally to work alongside one another to expand existing learning opportunities for girls, and open a dialogue to discuss how to prepare them better for the future,” said Rande Bynum, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “Our EmPOWER Girls event will create a one-of-a-kind opportunity for our local community to gather and advocate for girls. This event aligns with the mission of Girl Scouts, which is to prepare our girls for a lifetime of leadership!”

Girl Scouts of Nassau County is co-hosting this event with Domestic Harmony Foundation, Girls Inc. Long Island, Junior league of Long Island and One World Girl Inc.

Guests are invited to network with like-minded people, check out our community resource table and participate in a service project preparing feminine hygiene packets for girls in underserved communities. There will be educational activities and games for the youngest participants, and light refreshments will be served.

Schedule of Events

5:30pm            Light refreshments, networking

6:30pm            Panel discussion with interactive Q&A

7:30pm            Service project/Educational activities

8:00pm            Closing remarks

Please bring feminine hygiene products for the service project.

The program is $25 for adults, girls 12 years old and over; $10 girls under 12 years old. Anyone interested in attending must pre-register at:

We’re the Girl Scouts of Nassau County: We’re 21, 000 strong – 16,000 girls and 5,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™  from Nassau County to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout Troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. For the last 100 year, we have been the preeminent leadership development organization for girls.  And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.     

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