A is for Advocate, some one who speak up for lasting change.
Advocacy in the simplest terms is about taking action. It’s using the power of your voice to speak out for what you believe in and make the change you wish to see in the world. Advocacy doesn’t have to be elaborate or big. Any action is advocacy. Any one who speaks up for an issue is an advocate.
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona advocates for YOU- our girls. If there is an issue greatly impacting girls we will be there to stand up for and advocate for you.
- In today’s world so much information is out there. Through advocacy efforts we can inform our membership and share the most relevant practices and news out there concerning all things girls. At the local and state level advocacy positions Girl Scouts as a resource and authority on issues affecting girls. Advocacy can create change, increase funding opportunities, and lead to new collaborations and partnerships.
What does Girl Scouts advocate for?
We care about all things girl. Where there is a gap in services or a subject area that disproportionately affects girls we are there to jump in and be that voice in the community to empower girls to reach their full potential. In particular, we are especially proud of our work in our Core Initiatives that are based on expertise and research by the Girl Scout Research Institute.
- Health and Wellness
- Girls and Leadership
- Environmental Awareness an Outdoor Education
- Financial Literacy
Is Girl Scout advocacy bipartisan?
- Yes! Like all other nonprofits and Girl Scout Councils, GSSoAz does not endorse or support candidates or political parties.
How can I see what GSUSA is doing at the Congressional level?
- Join the Girl Scout Advocacy network here. You will receive legislative alerts and samples for writing to contact your representative!
What kind of bills have the Girl Scouts been apart of?
- Healthy Media for Youth Bill # H.R.4925
- Media Literacy Bill # S.3852
- Support STEM Careers for girls
- Prevent Cyberbullying and Aggression
What is GSSoAz doing for advocacy?
- Joining with our sister Council Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine to be the voice for girls at the state level
- Working with our Honorary Troop 1920 at the State Capitol to ensure girls needs are addressed in appropriations, programs, and legislation
- Building relationships with elected and community officials
- Educating community members
- Providing training and educational conferences around our Initiative areas
- Collaborating with other youth organizations and non-profits in the community around advocacy