Monday, February 13, 2017

The State of Girls 2017 Revealed

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It's here and with lots to share!

Last week on Thursday, February 9, The Girl Scout Research Institute released The State of Girls 2017: Emerging Truths and Troubling Trends. The report, which focuses on girls' health and well-being, showed both startling and encouraging trends affecting girls in the United States.

The report outlines research on changing demographics, economic health, physical and emotional health, education and extracurricular activities.

Did you know that girl volunteerism is on the rise? According to the report, due to states and school districts incorporating community-service activities into their graduation requirements, more school age girls are conducting volunteer work on a regular basis. That's good news!

Some not so great news: According to the report, more girls are living in low-income families than in 2007.

On the day of the reports release, Mankaa Ngwa-Suh, Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital program manager, addressed congressional staff with the many other findings the report also revealed. You can read the report here, or online by going to www.girlscouts.org.

As we learn more about the state of girls in our country, the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) will continue to work hard to provide Girl Scouts with the resources and opportunities to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Join the GSSJC mission by volunteering at www.gssjc.org.