What do you call a person who can learn and master skills in chemical reactions, virtual reality, 3D printing, and still have time to make ice cream using liquid nitrogen all in one day? A Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker and Leader!
Nearly 1.600 Girl Scouts across Louisiana joined together to explore a day of hands-on learning with STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills and Outdoor activities at our Believe in G.I.R.L. (B.I.G.) Event at the University of New Orleans on September 29. Girls of all ages kicked-off the event with cheers, interacted with over 100 collaborative organizations, and were greeted by a helicopter that hovered around and landed right on campus by the women of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Fireside chat speakers: New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell; Tracee Dundas, Fashion Stylist and Executive Producer for New Orleans Fashion Week; Priscilla Joyner, Veterinarian at the Audubon Species Survival Center; Jana Ann Billiot, Chef de Cuisine of Restaurant R’evolution and Taylor Newton, FBI Staff Operations Specialist (SOS) all represented the power of G.I.R.L. in their careers and community, and provided motivational tips for the girls’ journey to leadership. Mayor Cantrell also encouraged girls to take a risk and be willing to step outside of their comfort zone.
In addition, our Girl Scout participants and their families donated items to our local Court Appointed Special Advocates Association (CASA). Our B.I.G. Event was huge fun! Don’t believe us? Check out these awesome photos from the B.I.G. Day here.