NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Natalye Paquin, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, along with Girl Scouts from Pennsylvania and the Washington, D.C., area will attend an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX at the White House today.
The Girl Scouts were invited to attend the event by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls. At the event, Jarrett and Tchen will be joined by notable women and men from fields that have been affected by Title IX to discuss the past, present, and future of the landmark legislation mandating that both genders have equal opportunities in federally funded education programs and activities.
"We are honored that our council was selected to represent the Girl Scouts of the USA on this national stage, especially in our 100th year of service to girls across the nation and world," said Paquin. "Joining me at the White House are girls from a cross section of our councils who are all accomplished leaders, athletes and representative of the talented young women who take part in the Girl Scouts. Title IX was game-changing legislation for women and girls. Many girl scouts are athletes."
The celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX comes amid Girl Scouts' centennial anniversary. As part of its celebration, the iconic organization has launched ToGetHerThere (www.togetherthere.org), a cause campaign designed to create balanced leadership across all sectors within one generation by supporting girls and their leadership development.
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Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA-4-U (212-852-8000) or visit www.girlscouts.org.
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