Since 2006, thousands of local girls have benefited from Make the
Connection, a partnership
between Booz Allen Hamilton and Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. Make the Connection is an
innovative mentorship program that pairs Booz Allen Hamilton employees
with Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors in a series of
workshops where girls explore their skills, aptitudes and interests
with some of the region’s best and brightest corporate leaders.
In addition to Make the Connection, which serves girls in grades
6-12, the Make the Connection Jr. for Girl Scout Juniors in grades 4-5
program will continue. At Make the Connection Jr. girls will work
side-by-side with Booz Allen employees to learn more about STEM
careers while engaging in hands-on STEM activities. Because girls’
confidence and interest in STEM begins to decline between 4th and
6th grade, this program is designed to show girls all of the
opportunities STEM can offer.
the Connection: Making Impressions
Saturday, October 13, 2018 |
Registration Opens: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Girls learn and practice key people skills including skillful
introductions, the art of conversation and the power of a hand shake.
As they practice, they realize that body language and tone effect how
they communicate much more than the words they use- it’s not what you
say but how you say it. The day tops off with a fun fashion show where
girls identify what NOT to wear, so they leave the day fully armed and
ready to make the right impression.
the Connection Jr. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math: Oh My!
Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 12:30-4pm
Opens: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Focusing on S cience, T echnology, E ngineering and M ath (STEM),
4th & 5th grade girls will perform hands-on challenges to practice
problem solving skills. Booz Allen mentors will also share their
experience as professionals in STEM related jobs. Girls will leave the
day more aware of the opportunities for women in STEM professions and
encouraged to choose careers in these male dominated field.
the Connection: Career Exploration (C/S/A)
Sunday, January 13,
2019 | 12:30-4pm
Registration Opens: Wednesday, November 14, 2019
Through a series of activities the girls discover the working world
and what careers interest them most. Mentors share the jobs they held
before their current role with Booz Allen to showcase the fact that
careers are ever changing and the world is full of opportunities.
the Connection: Me to We, Team-building Skills (C/S/A)
April 27, 2019| 9:30 am-4pm
Registration Opens: Wednesday,
March 13, 2019
At the final MTC session, participants will be conquering an outdoor
challenge course with friends and mentors while learning how to
achieve success through teamwork.