The Girl Scout Advocacy Network

The Girl Scout Advocacy Network provides a tool for you to become a voice for girls and to make a difference in your community and across the nation. Together, we can educate policymakers and community leaders on issues that directly affect girls and Girl Scouts. By being an advocate, you will have an impact on girl policy issues moving through Congress and state legislatures.
 

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  • Take Action: Urge Congress to Cosponsor a Resolution Supporting J-1 Visa Programs

    This past spring the White House signed an executive order directing federal agencies to evaluate H and J visa programs (among others), including the summer work travel (SWT) and camp counselor programs—part of the J-1 visa program that's important to Girl Scout councils across the country, as it affects camp staff hiring practices and the availability of summer programming for girls nationwide. It also enables students, youth workers, and teachers to open the eyes of U.S. children of all ages to elements of foreign cultures, including a diversity of language and ideas.

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Take Action: Urge Congress to Increase Funding for Title IV Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes a flexible block grant program known as Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG) under Title IV Part A, which is authorized at $1.65 billion in fiscal year 2017. This new block grant that could result in a new opportunity for Girl Scout councils to partner with their local school districts in the areas of STEM, financial literacy, bullying prevention, and environmental education to ensure that girls receive a well-rounded education and the skills they need to succeed.