Anna Maria Chávez, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, is the subject of an interview in the Washington Post. An exerpt below:
WAPO: "How does Girl Scouts develop leadership skills?"
Anna Maria Chávez: "Even though we’re sometimes best known for our cookies, crafts and camping, ultimately we are a girl-centered leadership organization supported by adult mentors. Our girls discover ways to help the world around them, such as working on a badge that deals with understanding how to sustain local food sources. Though it’s critical for girls to discover key issues and how to connect with the community, the secret sauce in Girl Scouts is teaching them how to take action. A lot of organizations will take you through the first two steps — discover and connect — but we actually empower girls to take action on a local, state or national level."
Definitely check out the entire piece here!