Brownies from Troop 4632 at a Troop campout at Camp Crowell in Oakton VA preparing dinner. Submitted by Lisa Tully.

Your Turn To Lead Conference

Your Turn to Lead 2012

On Saturday, June 23, 250 girl youth leaders convened for Your Turn to Lead, held at Howard University. Designed by the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital as a leadership conference to inspire middle and high school girls to recognize their own abilities and become active in their schools and in their communities, the inspiring program is in it’s fifth year.

Through out the day, girls went to various workshops and learned about a wide variety of topics including: leadership skills, empowerment tools, financial literacy, higher learning, safe driving and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers.  Girls had the opportunity to tour Howard University Campus and sit at a formal dinner setting with power mentors.

Here's what girls who attended the 2012 conference had to say about the event:

"Your Turn to Lead made me realize there are a lot of leadership opportunities out there."

"It showed me what steps I need to save money and reach my goals."

"I learned the deeper meaning of being a leader."

Your Turn to Lead 2011

Over 150 girls registered for the event and we hosted 20 inspiring Workshop Presenters and 25 Power Mentors. There were speakers from Avoice, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the National Navy Medical Center, Howard University Hospital, the Department of State, and more. In between the girls' busy day of workshop sessions, they heard from Keynote Speakers Towan Isom and Dr. Satira Streeter during lunch and dinner. The girls even completed the new African Americans in Congress Patch. The patch program emphasizes the need for girls to discover, connect and take action by exploring African American history, the civil rights movement, the Congressional process and advocacy for relevant causes.

Photos from Your Turn to Lead 2011

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For more information, contact:

Shannon Babe-Thomas, Membership Initiatives Manager
202-237-1670, ext. 218 |

Annette Rollins, Administrative Assistant

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