Today’s girls are often challenged by negative influences, including peer pressure to not stand out, a lack of mentors, and bullying. This cycle, which can begin in grade school, goes on to have far-reaching effects in our society, with women underrepresented in all sectors—from government to academia, finance to technology, and nonprofits to entertainment.
Our urgent and ambitious goal is to create balanced leadership in one generation. No one is better positioned or qualified than Girl Scouts to address this challenge. But we can’t do it alone. All of us have a role to play—getting informed, speaking up, and investing in girls.
When you invest in Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, 86 percent of that money goes towards program services for local girls.