Saturday, November 1, 2008

Young Professionals Helped Girls Set Goals

The Leadership Circle, a group of young professionals who support the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, hosted a Career Development Workshop for girls in Birmingham’s inner-city troops on Saturday, November 1st at the YMCA Youth Center.

The workshop consisted of 6 stations (3 for Brownies and 3 for Juniors) , and each station had a speaker and an activity that the girls completed to earn a badge. Speakers talked about their field, and what goals they had to set for themselves to get into their field, and talk about what the girls can be doing NOW to reach their career goals.

Stations included Computer Science, where girls learned how to take a part a computer and learn the inner-workings of it. Also, the Financial station taught girls how to comparison shop for the best deal to make the most of their budget. The Food station taught girls how to make a healthy and fun snack!

About the Leadership Circle
Founded in 2008, the Leadership Circle consists of 30 young professionals, ages 25-35, who support the Urban Initiatives of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama through service and fundraising.