Guest Editorial: The Girl Scout Difference - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Opinion

Guest Editorial: The Girl Scout Difference

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

I’m Karlyn Edwards of the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama. Girls need us now, more than ever, and we are committed to reaching every girl, everywhere.

The Girl Scout Research Institute’s “State of the Girl” report details harsh realities for many girls in Alabama. In this report, our state ranked 30th in overall well-being, 21st in terms of emotional health, 33rd in physical health and safety, and 42nd in education. Around 26 percent of school aged girls in the state are currently living in poverty, and 8 percent of girls ages 6 to 17, according to the reports, have experienced some form of neighborhood violence.

Despite these stark statistics, at Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, we believe in the power of a Girl Scout G.I.R.L., Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader.

With programming across 30 counties, Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

GSSA serves more than 1,400 girls in the River Region. Our programs offer an exciting pathway for girls to rise above the odds and become life-long difference makers as women.

Girl Scouts is the BEST girl leadership experience in the world, period.

To join, volunteer, or donate, please visit girlscoutssa.org or follow us on social media to see how Girl Scouts in your community are giving back. Remember, when girls succeed, so does society.

Copyright 2017 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • EditorialsMore>>

  • Opinion

    Editorial: USPS needs help

    Editorial: USPS needs help

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:32 PM EST2018-01-16 23:32:20 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Our national post office continues to lose money - a lot of it. 

    More >>

    Our national post office continues to lose money - a lot of it. 

    More >>
  • GUEST EDITORIAL

    Guest Editorial: 4th Annual MLK Celebration

    Guest Editorial: 4th Annual MLK Celebration

    Thursday, January 11 2018 1:24 PM EST2018-01-11 18:24:47 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This is a guest editorial from Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart, Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Alabama State University.

    More >>

    This is a guest editorial from Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart, Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Alabama State University.

    More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: Election time is time to change

    Editorial: Election time is time to change

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 1:15 PM EST2018-01-09 18:15:00 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    This year is a big year for elections in the state of Alabama. There will be races for The Alabama Supreme Court justices, Chief justice, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Agriculture commissioner, State Treasurer, State Senate, State House, Secretary of State, Public Service Commissioner, District Judge and the US House of Representatives just for starters. The Democrats feel like they made some inroads in this traditionally Blue State with Doug Jones winning the...More >>
    This year is a big year for elections in the state of Alabama. There will be races for The Alabama Supreme Court justices, Chief justice, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Agriculture commissioner, State Treasurer, State Senate, State House, Secretary of State, Public Service Commissioner, District Judge and the US House of Representatives just for starters. The Democrats feel like they made some inroads in this traditionally Blue State with Doug Jones winning the...More >>
Powered by Frankly