Over five Saturdays, participants will participate in day-long seminars to deepen their knowledge of subject-specific topics through project-based learning, led by expert partners and facilitators, resulting in the development of a Capstone project.
Cadette-level Session 3: Social Ventures for GS Leadership
Senior-level Icebreaker Session 1: If you could solve ANY problem in the world, what would you solve?
Senior-level Session 1 Presentation: Understanding Social Innovation
Senior-level Session 2 Presentation: Social Media Marketing Plan
Senior-level: Social Innovation Worksheet & Media Marketing Plan
Senior-level Session 3 Jamboard
Senior-level Session 3 Presentation: Impact Statements & Knowing your Customers, Users, Beneficiaries and Competitors
Ambassador-level Session 1: Jamboard Brainstorming for Problems and Solutions
Ambassador-level Session 1 Presentation: Social Innovation
Ambassador-level Session 2 Presentation: Social Media Marketing
Ambassador-level Session 3 Presentation: Social Ventures - Impact Statements/Users/Competitors
Ambassador-level Session 3: Your Customer Problems and Solutions - SOAR Jamboard Activity
2022: Environmental Changemakers Track
Welcome to the Environmental Changemakers Track
What is Leave No Trace? - Saturday Feb. 5th Presentation
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics - Diversity in the Outdoors
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics - Citizen Science
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Partner Survey
Introduction to Environmental Justice with WE ACT - Saturday Feb. 12th Presentation
The WE ACT Story
What is Environmental Justice? - WE ACT
WE ACT Partner Survey
National Museum of the American Indian Online Resources
National Museum of the American Indian Partner Survey
Green Guerillas - How radical gardeners took back New York City
Green Guerillas: History Of Community Gardens - Saturday March 5th Presentation
Activity - RAINING ROCKS PARABLE
Green Guerillas Partner Survey
2022: STEM for Good Track
Welcome to the STEM for Social Good Track
Leadership Institute Capstone (Final) Project - Description and Resources
Capstone (Final) Project - Instructions
Capstone (Final) Project - Planning Sheet
Capstone(Final) Project - Rubric
Capstone (Final) Project - Video Guidelines
Leadership Institute Capstone (Final) Project - GROUP ASSIGNMENTS
Capstone (Final) Project Description by Track
Business & Entrepreneurship Groups - Breakdown
STEM for Social Good Groups - Breakdown
Environmental Changemakers Groups - Breakdown
What is Leadership Institute?
The Leadership Institute is Girl Scouts of Greater New York’s capstone leadership program, which provides a unique and essential opportunity for NYC-based girls in grades 6-12 to build their confidence as leaders and shape their views about their own potential.
The program is designed to foster a generation of Girl Scouts who take action and drive systemic change in their communities and the world. Participants will gain opportunities to power up their leadership skills and connect with successful women role models, attend subject-specific seminars, work on peer committees, academic transition workshops, internships, panels, scholarships, and more!
What are the goals of the Leadership Institute?
By participating in this program, participants will:
Learn to navigate transition as they prepare to enter high school, college, and the workforce.
Develop the skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary for professional success,
Increase interest, exposure, and practice in specific fields,
Feel encouraged to deepen their knowledge of Business & Entrepreneurship, STEM, Advocacy, and the Environment.
Feel inspired to become powerful agents of change, well-equipped to take action in the real world.
What is a Capstone Final Project?
In their groups, program participants pick a project type that will allow each member to work on pieces independently. We are asking them to create a Call to Action project that investigates issues related to their focus area that takes steps to make real change and inspires others to take action.
Projects will be virtual presentations created based on the skills and interests of all group members.
They can create a video presentation of their choice which includes, but are not limited to:
- Comic book
- Public Service Announcement
- “YouTube” video