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November 22, 2013 at 04:00pm
The Duluth Youth Summit is an opportunity for youth and adults from across Congressional District 8, to discuss and respond to issues that impact the dropout rate and achievement gap in Minnesota, including bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, and crime/safety/gangs.
This summit will be an opportunity for youth and adults to discuss and work side by side to highlight efforts positively responding to the dropout rate and the achievement gap, identify support gaps, and foster action planning. Attendees will be invited back to a statewide summit in the Twin Cities on Friday, June 13th to celebrate their on-going work and to learn from summit participants all across Minnesota.
At the Summit Participants Will:
- Hear from youth and adults experiencing and work on these issues
- Learn more about how bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, and crime/safety/gangs influence the high school dropout rates and the achievement gap
- Meet in community based teams to focus on solutions to one or more of the issues addressed
- Screen a film created by the Minnesota Youth Council in partnership with Youthprise and Intermedia Arts that represents an honest portrayal of youth experience with drugs and alcohol in Minnesota
Who should attend:
Youth, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows, Educators, Out of School Time Providers, Parents, Elected Officials, etc. This summit is to bring together stakeholders from all across Congressional District 8. If you are not sure which Congressional District you represent, learn more here.
Saturday, November 23rd, from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Lake Superior College, Duluth. Free food will be provided!
The Governor's Office, the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Campus Compact, Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, MADD, and Youth in Government. This summit is supported by a strategic partnership that includes Youthprise and youthrive.
To learn more, please visit our website, or contact Brian Hubbard.
This summit is part of a larger effort by the Minnesota Alliance With Youth to support Summits throughout Minnesota focused on raising awareness and finding solutions to dropout issues and the achievement gap. Two Alliance initiatives, GradMinnesota and the Minnesota Youth Council, will engage various partners locally and statewide. GradMinnesota is collaborative effort of the GradNation campaign led by America's Promise Alliance, an initiative aiming to end the nation's dropout crisis by 2020.
September 24, 2013 at 01:06pm
Girl Scout Gold Award Workshop | Grades 9-12 | 1-3 pm Sunday, October 13, 2013 | United Methodist Church, Mora |$4 girl/adults free
Girl Scout Silver Award Workshop| Grades 6-8 | 3-4:30 pm Sunday, October 13, 2013 | United Methodist Church, Mora |$4 girl/adults free
Girl Scout staff and knowledgeable volunteers provide the information girls and adults need to achieve Girl Scout’s highest awards, the Girl Scout Silver and Girl Scout Gold Award.
September 18, 2013 at 10:03pm
Bronze Cross Award | 1:00 pm, Sunday, September 29, 2013 | Calvary Lutheran Church 112 Park Ave S, Park Rapids MN
Girl Scout Brownie Julia Harmon, daughter of Kim and Mark Harmon, will receive the Girl Scouts of the USA Bronze Cross lifesaving award for her efforts to save her little sister from drowning in January 2013. The Bronze Cross is a nationally recognized award and is presented when a girl had shown special heroism or had faced extraordinary risk of her own life to save another’s life. A reception with punch will follow the ceremony. Please contact Kim Harmon at 317-442-8145 for details or to RSVP.
August 29, 2013 at 10:39am
Prudential Spirit of Community Award Call for Entries| Grades 5-12 | Submission deadline November 5, 2013
Are you a middle or high school student who's making a difference through volunteering? Apply for a 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, DC next May!
May 10, 2013 at 03:16pm
If you haven't already done so make sure to register now for the 2013-2014 Girl Scout year. New this year is online registration via the GSMWLP website. Paper registration forms are also available. Girls who sign up by June 15th will receive a free patch. Watch for Jump Start events in your area.
May 10, 2013 at 11:14am
Starting now, Girl Scout Leaders/Co-leaders are needed for the following grades:
Cook - grades K through 3 and grade 5
Chisholm - K 1st, 3rd, and grades 5 through 12 Chisholm Schools
Hibbing - all grades in elementary schools
Mesabi East - K, grades 4, 5, and 7-12
Virginia - K, grades 2 & 3, all grades at Roosevelt
Eveleth - grades K, 1-2
Gilbert - all grades
Mt. Iron - grades 1-4
Ely - K
Tower - all grades
Babbitt - K, grades 1,3,5, and 6
Intl. Falls - all grades
To find out more about being a leader and/or to get trained soon, contact Becky at 218-308-8880 or Denise at 218-208-0236. Being a leader not your thing? Want to do "office work", help with an event, or find out what kind of help leaders need? Contact Denise at the Virginia Girl Scout Office. Help is needed in your community. Got a comment? We'd like to hear it.
April 23, 2013 at 09:36am
Petal Power is a special four-month summer mail program designed for girls entering kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall of 2013. The cost is $30.00. The fee includes four months of Girl Scout programming by postal mail, GSUSA membership/activity insurance through September 30, 2013 and from October 1 through September 30, 2014, free admission to the Petal Power Party plus a Girl Scout Daisy fun patch. Need more information? Contact the Petal Power Hotline at 800-955-6032.
April 18, 2013 at 11:28am
Effective for the 2013-14 membership year, Girls Scouts of the USA annual membership dues are increasing to $15.00. The last dues increase was in 2009. At $15.00, membership remains a great value.
April 18, 2013 at 05:37am
Are You Ready to Make a Difference in the World?
Lakes and Pines Girl Scouts in 9th through 12 grades who are interested in pursuing the Girl Scout Gold Award - along with adults supporting those girls - are invited to register for one of our monthly Gold Award Conference Calls. During this call, you will get a better understanding of the characteristics of a successful final Take Action Project, the role of adults in the Gold Award process, and Lakes and Pines' application and interview schedule. Typically held at 7 pm the 4th Tuesday of the month, just sign up by visiting our council's Gold Award page.
April 1, 2013 at 08:26pm
Ultimate Camper | Camp Roundelay, Minong, WI | Girls grades K-5 | 10 am April 27- 1 pm April 28 | $35 per person | Registration extended to April 15; $2 per person late fee now applies| Girls may use $15 Cookie Dough
Get ready for another season of camping! Jump start your camping season with tips and tricks from the pros. Review your skills and add new skills to your camping toolbox. Expect to spend time cooking over a fire, canoeing, setting up tarps, tying knots, and explore beautiful Camp Roundelay. Become an ultimate camper! Details at our website's event calendar.
April 1, 2013 at 12:09am
National Parks Road Trip | Grades 7-12 | $800 per person | July 19-28, 2013 | REgister by April 1, 2013, $100 deposit (included in cost) April 1 deadline has been extended to May 15th! Girls may use up to $400 in Cookie Dough for this trip.
February 21, 2013 at 08:35pm
Girl Scouts Invited to Participate in Endangered Species Day
The 8th annual national Endangered Species Day will be celebrated at special events and other programs throughout the country on May 17, 2013. Endangered Species Day was first held in 2006 after the U.S. Senate approved the resolution designating it as a special day of observance.