Earlier this month, Rose Pest Solutions welcomed Brownie and Junior level Girl Scouts to indulge in their fascination with bugs and nature with a fun filled career exploration event at their headquarters. Rose Pest Solutions provided girls with lots of great history about their company and its mission- to preserve and protect the environment with chemical … Continue reading Girls Like Bugs, Too! Spark Day at Rose Pest Solutions
On April 27, Juniors and Cadettes joined Groupon’s incredible team to learn about careers, listen to dad jokes, participate in hands-on activities, and speak to women in STEAM. Spark Day programs with Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GSGCNWI) are instrumental to getting Girl Scouts hands-on career experience in science, technology, engineering, the … Continue reading Girl Scouts Connect with Groupon for Spark Day!
On a snowy President’s Day, thirty-one Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors joined Exelon employees to learn about several types of renewable energy and the incredible career opportunities in the field. Girls built windmills, watched videos of different career stories, learned how nuclear energy works, and spoke with a panel of four professionals, including engineers, … Continue reading Girl Scouts Become Energized by Exelon Spark Day!
People skills, creativity, and analytical thinking: these are three skills Girl Scouts have in spades. In the world of investment management and financial services, those three qualities come in handy. Cadettes and Juniors from Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GSGCNWI) had the awesome opportunity to develop these skills and connect with LGIM America (Legal and … Continue reading Girls Explore Careers at Spark Day with LGIM America!
Our Spark Day programs are special opportunities for Girl Scouts to take a leap and explore the future with professionals at the top of their fields of expertise. From STEAM programming to career development, Girl Scouts learn the essential steps to take their ideas beyond their daydreams. More than 30 Girl Scouts from Juniors to … Continue reading Girls Look into the Future with MetLife!
Women hold less than 28% of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) jobs in the United States, but make up more than 47% of the U.S. workforce. We look to girls and women, then, to become part of the 1 million new STEM professionals needed in the workforce by 2025. Girl Scouts is an integral … Continue reading Member Monday: Sparking Interest in STEM!
← Previous Next → This year, the GSGCNWI program team was excited to be back to in-person events! We continued to offer virtual and hybrid options for Girl Scouts – which allowed Girl Scouts from throughout the council to attend events that may have otherwise been too far to reach. We connected with a variety … Continue reading Programs | Powering Community
Part of what makes the Girl Scout leadership program so unique is our connection to real-life industry experts who spark girls’ interest in career fields they may not have been exposed to otherwise. Our STEAM program is no different, as our expert connections provide engaging experiences that allow girls to see themselves leading in spaces … Continue reading Girl Scouts turned “Mad Scientist” gets Introduced to Careers in Engineering with NiSource
If you’re a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Girl Scout, you probably fielded a lot of career aspirations and college planning questions over the holidays. Don’t let all those family members scare you–– you have more than enough time! Preparing for the future can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Thankfully, Girl … Continue reading Career and College Workshops for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors!
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GCNWI) acted quickly to pivot from live, in-person programs, and events to an all-virtual platform this spring. Cross-functional teams aligned themed programming using online activity guides, webinars, and Zoom meetings. Girls and their families jumped into this new programming format to enhance online schooling and to fill … Continue reading Girl Scout Partners and Volunteers Create Virtual Space for Career Exploration