Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hey, Girl! Come Rock the (MN State) Capitol for Free!

Approximately 60 girls across the state of Minnesota will head to the state capitol on President’s Day, Monday, February 17th, 2014 to attend Girls Rock! the Capitol, an annual event organized by the Minnesota Women’s Consortium.  This event is an opportunity for girls to learn about leadership, state government, and how to interact with elected officials. Attendees will participate in workshops, a mock election, and a mock committee hearing. In addition, girls will have an opportunity to meet and interact with legislators.

The Women of Today District 2, which includes Women of Today chapters in Middle River, Greenbush, Roseau, Warroad and Baudette are announcing a scholarship for five girls from our region to attend a two-day event sponsored and developed by the Women of Today District 2. This includes Girls Rock! the Capitol, as well as a visit with the Minnesota Women’s Consortium and the Cookie Cart, a nonprofit bakery that employs teens in Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN.  The group will leave Sunday afternoon, February 16th and return Tuesday evening, February 18th. The District 2 Women of Today chapters are providing chaperones, transportation, and funding to cover transportation, lodging, and meals. All of the events are free.

Girls currently in 9th – 11th grade who have an interest in civic engagement, the role of government in community, and youth leadership are encouraged to apply.

For additional information and to apply, click on the link provided here: Girls Rock the Capitol Application.

Applications are due on Monday, December 16th, 2013.