On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Girl Scouts and the Junior League of Fayetteville teamed up for a Juniors to Junior Leaguers: Empowerment Brunch where Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors (grades 4-12) gathered with women of all ages to learn about female leadership. The event took place at the Snyder Memorial Baptist Church and provided women with a space to celebrate their accomplishments and speak about challenges they have overcome.
The event was emceed by Ana Rivera of ABC11 Eyewitness News and included a keynote by Yolanda Rabun, an award-winning corporate lawyer, professional AEA actor, and acclaimed recording-performing artist. Recent Girl Scout alumna and UNC Greensboro student Caraline Malloy spoke about her experiences in Girl Scouting and how it shaped her into the accomplished young woman that she is today.
Girl Scouts also participated in a breakout session hosted by Gold and Silver Award Girl Scouts where they shared how they have created sustainable change in their communities and the women who have influenced their journey. The Gold and Silver Awards are the highest awards that Girl Scouts can achieve and are earned by leading a service project that makes a lasting change. By speaking with the younger Girl Scouts about their projects, the girls are serving as role models and highlighting all that girls can accomplish with the organization.
Women’s History Month recognizes female leaders that have taken a stand against change and have made a difference in the world, and the Juniors to Junior Leaguers: Empowerment Brunch celebrated women of the past while empowering the women of the future. Girl Scouts encourages girls to step outside their comfort zones and challenge themselves in the pursuit of their goals, and events like the brunch provide them with mentors that show them that anything is possible.