This March, Renae Ninneman, Program Specialist with the Girl Scouts of Nebraska, will be taking a team of 4 girls from around Nebraska to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York City. I will also be taking them on an additional trip to an international location, either Paris in July or Mexico in May to the United Nations Global Gender Equality Forum (details TBD). It’s an incredible opportunity to represent Nebraska on an international stage, learn about gender equality and advocacy, and there is no cost to the girl. This is all in partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA, and there will be a total of 16 girls from 4 states in the delegation to the UN.
I am accepting applications from girls who live all over the state, but Girl Scouts has interest in recruiting a high school girl from a refugee background to attend in March. If are a high school girl who meets the following criteria, you may apply.
- In 9th-11th grade
- Has time to commit to preparations over the next year, like webinars and trainings and readings
- Parents willing to allow her to travel with Girl Scouts
- Able to travel internationally
- Confident in sharing her voice and experience-not afraid to speak out
- Interested in opportunities that can change her life
- Understands the importance of gender equality and girl’s and women’s rights
- Able to complete a service project next year, after the trips, on the topic of gender equality
- Can fill out the application ASAP and complete an in person interview by November 8th
- Participants does not need to drive or does not need be a Girl Scout right now.
- In the following webinar, thee first 8 ½ minutes is the relevant part, about the Commission on the Status of Women, and the rest is about a separate program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mk-NToLBtA
Application * Deadline: November 4th, 2019
Please contact Renae Ninneman if you have any questions!