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The VOTER GIRL Project with the League of Women Voters

Earn a badge in ONE day with the League of Women Voters!

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Volunteer for The VOTER Girl Project October 21 to Work with Girl Scouts and Help Them Earn Citizenship Badges

DATE: Saturday, October 21, 2017
TIMES: Session 1, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (includes lunch) Session 2, Noon-4 p.m. (includes lunch)

Click here to sign up!

The VOTER Girl Project has officially launched, and you can see the Citizenship Legacy badge workshops we have created at the Pixie Plus online site where the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio showcases upcoming opportunities for the 30,000+ scouts in Northeast Ohio.

We are looking for volunteers to help us the day of the event, Saturday, October 21, at the Kent State University Twinburg campus. Thanks to KSU for allowing us to use this awesome new space that is centrally located in the GSNEO 16-county area. To volunteer, click here.

The badge workshops run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free workshops may draw up to 300 girls if it catches (camp)fire. The better to make s'more informed future voters! Could. Not. Resist.

What is The VOTER Girl Project? With the goal of taking this project statewide and national, the League of Women Voters of Kent is partnering with the Girls Scouts of Northeast Ohio to provide workshops so scouts from Brownie up to Ambassador can earn citizenship badges. We hope to recruit other northeast Ohio Leagues to participate.

Who is The VOTER Girl Project? Our committee: Sherry Rose, Lisa Givan, Barb Hipsman Springer, Janine Collins, Jane Preston Rose, Carmen Daniels, Amie Cajka, Terrie Nielsen, Chris Schjeldahl and Melissa Long. So far. We would love to add your name to the list!

Another way to help! Save supplies or donate for the workshops!

Please save these items for The VOTER Girl Project:

  • Paper towel rolls
  • Sticky note pads
  • 9 x 12 white poster board
  • Green construction paper
  • Masking tape
  • Borrowed staplers (4 to 10)
  • Bulletin board paper or butcher paper
  • Two large cardboard boxes (lamps or small furniture boxes)
  • Composition or simple booklets to use as journals (up to 96)

Bring the items to the Women's Equality Day event on Aug. 29 at MadCap Brew Company, 1422 Mogadore Road or to the kick-off meeting on Sept. 13, and a committee member will collect them from you. Or email Sherry at shrosie46250@yahoo.com to make arrangements for pick-up.

Brownies! Earn the Celebrating Community Badge in ONE day with the League of Women Voters!

DATESESSIONDESCRIPTIONLOCATIONCOST
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017Session 1: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Two classes, 24 girls in each; click here to sign up.Kent State University, Regional Academic Center, 2745 Creekside Dr., Twinsburg, OH 44087No charge, but plan to bring project supplies for each girl.
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017Session 2: 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Two classes, 24 girls in each; click here to sign up.Kent State University, Regional Academic Center, 2745 Creekside Dr., Twinsburg, OH 44087No charge, but plan to bring project supplies for each girl.
Learn what it means to be a community bringing together people of different backgrounds and cultures through the celebrations, ceremonies and institutions that communities create. Members of the League of Women Voters will be volunteering with Brownies to set them on the first steps to earning the Citizenship Legacy Badges with Celebrating Community.

The Celebrating Community Badge includes:
  • Exploring community symbols
  • Singing together
  • Following the parade
  • Being a landmark detective
  • Joining a ceremony or celebration

Girls will have completed the requirements for the badge. Each will receive a certificate and a patch provided by the League of Women Voters of Kent. Troops or individual girls who sign up will be contacted about what supplies to bring. You may also bring a snack. Parking is available at the campus.

Registration deadline is Oct. 6. Troops or girls who sign up and then find they are unable to attend are asked to please cancel with the League so that girls on the waiting list can be contacted. Email league@kent.oh.lwvnet.org with your cancellation.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League was founded in 1920 after passage of the 19th Amendment confirming women's right to vote in the United States. Learn more about the League of Women Voters and more about the Kent League, which is coordinating the program.

Juniors! Earn the Inside Government Badge in ONE day with the League of Women Voters!

DATESESSIONDESCRIPTIONLOCATIONCOST
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017Session 1: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Two classes, 24 girls in each; click here to sign up.Kent State University, Regional Academic Center, 2745 Creekside Dr., Twinsburg, OH 44087No charge, but plan to bring project supplies for each girl.
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017Session 2: 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Two classes, 24 girls in each; click here to sign up.
BOTH CLASSES ARE FULL!
Kent State University, Regional Academic Center, 2745 Creekside Dr., Twinsburg, OH 44087No charge, but plan to bring project supplies for each girl.
Members of the League of Women Voters will be volunteering with Juniors to earn their Inside Government Badge by learning how being an active citizen in their family and community prepares them to be proactive citizens in the government of their town and state. By going behind the scenes of government, the Juniors will understand how government, laws, and the importance of getting involved helps communities, towns, states, and countries run smoothly.

The Inside Government Badge includes:

  • Decide what being an active citizen means to you
  • Go inside government
  • Look into laws
  • Report on the issues
  • Get involved in government

Girls will have completed the requirements for the badge. Each will receive a certificate and a patch provided by the League of Women Voters of Kent. Troops or individual girls who sign up will be contacted about what supplies to bring. You may also bring a snack. Parking is available at the campus.

Registration deadline is Oct. 6. Troops or girls who sign up and then find they are unable to attend are asked to please cancel with the League so that girls on the waiting list can be contacted. Email league@kent.oh.lwvnet.org with your cancellation.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League was founded in 1920 after passage of the 19th Amendment confirming women's right to vote in the United States. Learn more about the League of Women Voters and more about the Kent League, which is coordinating the program.

Cadettes! Earn the Finding Common Ground Badge in ONE day with the League of Women Voters!

DATESESSIONDESCRIPTIONLOCATIONCOST
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017Session 1: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Two classes, 24 girls in each; click here to sign up.Kent State University, Regional Academic Center, 2745 Creekside Dr., Twinsburg, OH 44087No charge, but plan to bring project supplies for each girl.
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017Session 2: 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Two classes, 24 girls in each; click here to sign up.Kent State University, Regional Academic Center, 2745 Creekside Dr., Twinsburg, OH 44087No charge, but plan to bring project supplies for each girl.
Learn how to compromise with your family, friends and community. Explore different methods of negotiating. Learn how to recognize and navigate differences among groups of 2 to 100s of people. Members of the League of Women Voters will be volunteering with Cadettes who will be earning their Citizenship Legacy Badge, Finding Common Ground.

The Finding Common Ground Badge includes:
  • Get to know someone different from you
  • Make decisions in a group
  • Explore civil debate
  • Understand compromise
  • Find common ground through mediation

Girls will have completed the requirements for the badge. Each will receive a certificate and a patch provided by the League of Women Voters of Kent. Troops or individual girls who sign up will be contacted about what supplies to bring. You may also bring a snack. Parking is available at the campus.

Registration deadline is Oct. 6. Troops or girls who sign up and then find they are unable to attend are asked to please cancel with the League so that girls on the waiting list can be contacted. Email league@kent.oh.lwvnet.org with your cancellation.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League was founded in 1920 after passage of the 19th Amendment confirming women's right to vote in the United States. Learn more about the League of Women Voters and more about the Kent League, which is coordinating the program.

Senior Scouts! Behind the Ballot Badge in ONE day with the League of Women Voters!

DATESESSIONDESCRIPTIONLOCATIONCOST
Saturday, Oct. 21, 20179 a.m.-12 p.m.One class, 24 girls; click here to sign up.Kent State University, Regional Academic Center, 2745 Creekside Dr., Twinsburg, OH 44087No charge, but plan to bring project supplies for each girl.
Voting isn't just a right--it's a responsibility. How do you make your voice heard? And how will you make choices about what should be done in government? In this badge, you'll explore the importance and find out about the electoral process in the United States and the world.
The Behind the Ballot Badge includes:
  • Find out more about elections
  • Investigate the ins and outs of voting
  • Get out the vote
  • Plan a campaign
  • Explore voting in other countries

Girls will have completed the requirements for the badge. Each will receive a certificate and a patch provided by the League of Women Voters of Kent. Troops or individual girls who sign up will be contacted about what supplies to bring. You may also bring a snack. Parking is available at the campus.

Registration deadline is Oct. 9. Troops or girls who sign up and then find they are unable to attend are asked to please cancel with the League so that girls on the waiting list can be contacted. Email league@kent.oh.lwvnet.org with your cancellation.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League was founded in 1920 after passage of the 19th Amendment confirming women's right to vote in the United States. Learn more about the League of Women Voters and more about the Kent League, which is coordinating the program.

Ambassadors! Earn the Public Policy Badge in ONE day with the League of Women Voters!

DATESESSIONDESCRIPTIONLOCATIONCOST
Saturday, Oct. 21, 20171 p.m.-4 p.m.Minimum of 8 Ambassadors needed; click here to sign up.Kent State University, Regional Academic Center, 2745 Creekside Dr., Twinsburg, OH 44087No charge, but plan to bring project supplies for each girl.
You want your voice heard. It's so important that one of your Leadership Journeys is about speaking up about and acting upon issues that are crucial in your world. To develop public policy, you have to know about the laws and government actions surrounding particular issues. To influence public policy, it's important to know how a citizen can work to affect change in her community, her country and her world. This Public Policy badge is just the opportunity!

The Public Policy Badge includes:
  • Find out how activists advocate for change
  • Engage as a global citizen
  • Dig into national or state public policy
  • Explore local or community policy
  • See public policy creation in action

Girls will have completed the requirements for the badge. Each will receive a certificate and a patch provided by the League of Women Voters of Kent. Troops or individual girls who sign up will be contacted about what supplies to bring. You may also bring a snack. Parking is available at the campus.

Registration deadline is Oct. 9. Troops who sign up and then find they are unable to attend are asked to please cancel with GSNEO so that girls on the waiting list can be contacted.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League was founded in 1920 after passage of the 19th Amendment confirming women's right to vote in the United States. Learn more about the League of Women Voters and more about the Kent League, which is coordinating the program.