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Are there any Girl Scouts out there ready to YELL?

Submitted by Lily Barkau Lee Fort Collins Northern and Northeastern Colorado

Are there any Girl Scouts out there ready to YELL? We are looking for Girl Scouts ages 11 to 18 who would be interested in a brand new program called Youth Engaged in Learning about Leadership (YELL). After this 12-month program, girls will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Personal leadership – encompasses a leader learning more about herself and developing life skills that strengthen self-image

  2. Organizational leadership – engages girls in practicing skills for decision-making

  3. Community leadership – focuses on girls organizing to create community change

During this year-long program, girls will have four (4) 3-day retreats where they will learn about:

self-esteem leadership goal setting decision making stress management and time management communication working with others conflict resolution engaging and empowering others cultural competence managing groups team building (we will be doing a ropes course) program planning and evaluation leadership and service learning leadership and youth-adult partnerships

To put what they’ve learned in to action, girls will then complete a final project of becoming the Directors of the annual Parent Daughter Camp held at Meadow Mountain Ranch in early August. Overall, our goal is for the girls to become empowered to be strong, confident leaders in their personal and professional lives in the future. Applications for this program are being accepted until May 15, 2015 and girls accepted into the program will be notified by May 31, 2015. Dates and locations for the upcoming program are:

The Class of 2016

Session Dates Location #1 August 28-30, 2015 TBD #2 October 9-11, 2015 Greeley (commuter retreat) #3 January 22-24, 2016 Twisted Pine #4 April 22-24, 2016 TBD Directors Planning Weekend June 24-26, 2016 MMR Parent Daughter Camp August 5-7, 2016 MMR

The cost of the program is $350.00 and includes lodging, activities, meals and learning materials. For more information or to request an application, please contact gscoyell@gmail.com or call Lily at (970) 218-2395.

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