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Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez, Others Brief Congress on Girl Scout Initiatives
June 6, 2012 — Today Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez, National President Connie Lindsey, National Board Member Debra Nakatomi and teen Girl Scouts participated in a briefing on Capitol Hill with Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. The briefing was designed to alert Members of Congress and their staff about the robust agenda of Girl Scouting, specifically focusing on Girl Scouts Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives and the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary.
"Girl Scouts has a 100 year history of providing young women with the tools to be successful, and increasingly, a focus on science, technology, engineering and math education is critical to prepare them for higher education and eventually, the workforce," said Chávez and Lindsey. "We are pleased to join with Girl Scout leadership from across the country to ensure that our representatives in Washington learn about the outstanding track record of Girl Scouting as we prepare next generation of engineers, scientists, teachers and leaders."