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Project Finance Track
This series of interactive sessions introduces you to the fascinating field of finance! Financial advisors and teen Girl Scouts work together over the course of four sessions, each of which focus on a different facet of the world of finance. Girls learn about the stock market and taxes, and try their hand at trading on a field trip to the trading floor!
Girl Reps to the Board of Directors
Participate in the leadership of our council as a Girl Representative to the Board of Directors. You'll be at the table with the movers and shakers of our council, sharing your ideas and opinions and influencing the way we funciton as an organization! Eight spots are open, and applications are being accepted until Aug. 3, 2015. Applicants must be willing to attend morning board meetings at 20 S. Clark St., Chicago, Ill., on the following dates in 2015-16: Sept. 11, Nov. 6, Jan. 22, Feb. 19, April 1, May TBD.
Camp CEO is a fun, five-day overnight camp that brings together 25 teen girls and 25 of our area’s most accomplished women executives for a highly-rewarding, unique and often surprising opportunity to learn what it’s really like to be an executive woman in today’s world. Sitting around the campfire, you’ll discover how these real women started out just like you – a teen girl with dreams, goals and everyday challenges.
For part of the time, you will be matched one-on-one with a business woman, and together you’ll experience unique sessions designed to build your leadership and professional skills. You’ll learn how the pros network, to plan for your financial future, and to focus on your strengths during an interview for a job or college. One highlight during the week is a candlelight dinner party complete with a professional chef. Of course, you will participate in all of your favorite camp activities as well: swimming, archery, canoeing and more! Applications are no longer being accepted for 2015, but please check back for more information on our Camp CEO weekends!
Project Law Track
Project Law Track is a series of interactive sessions that will introduce you to the fascinating field of law! Attorneys with the Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women committee and teen Girl Scouts worked together to design four exciting sessions, each of which focus on a different facet of the practice of law. Girls learn whether courtrooms are really like what you see on the big screen and what it takes to have a career in law, then plan and stage your very own mock trial! Applications are no longer being accepted for 2015, but please check back for more career building opportunities!