Girl Scout Research Institute Contributes to a 'Kinder and Braver World'
January 03, 2013
Girl Scout Research Institute was recently commissioned to write a paper for
and Braver World Project Research Series, out of the Berkman Center for
Internet and Society at Harvard University. It is a collaboration with the Born
This Way Foundation (Lady Gaga) and supported by the John D. & Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation. The subject of the paper is on the role of youth
organizations and youth movements for social change.
organization can do it all alone or meet the needs of all girls. At a time when
funding for youth programs is scarce, it is becoming wiser for organizations to
join forces with other like-minded groups to bring services and programs to our
youth,” concludes the Girl Scout Research Institute. “The potential for impact
grows when youth organizations join forces with industries, non-profits,
schools, and universities in a given community. Our goal in the next decade to
is to further expand our partnerships so that through collaboration and
knowledge sharing, we can work with other organizations to best serve girls, as
well as youth, families, and communities in our country.”
A little context— On February 29, 2012, the Born This Way Foundation launched with a mission
to empower youth and inspire bravery in order to make the world a kinder,
braver place. The first papers in this series were developed to provide the new
Foundation with grounded insights. At the launch event held at
Harvard in collaboration with the Graduate School of Education, Lady Gaga
asked a room full of researchers to share scholarly insights in an accessible
form with her, the public, and other advocates working to build a kinder,
braver world and GSRI's paper does exactly that!