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Girl Scouts Join Link Up Greater Houston 2008 for 3rd Annual Conference to Equip Youth for Success

HOUSTON (Oct. 6, 2008) – Today’s girls face pressures and challenges in society on a daily basis including drugs, abuse, eating disorders and low self-esteem. The choices they make often shapes their future. In order to keep a finger on the pulse of this destructive cycle, Girl Scouts is partnering with the YMCA, which is hosting its 3rd Annual Link Up Greater Houston Conference on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

The conference will address the needs of Houston’s multicultural population, bridge the gap between generations and strengthen families and parenting skills. Aric Bostick, one of America’s top youth Success and Leadership, will be the opening speaker, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sessions include Living your Dreams, Peer Pressure, Self-esteem, Attitude Determines Altitude, Power Principles, Communicating to Connect and many other asset-based topics.

In the aftermath and recovery of Hurricane Ike, the Houston Food Bank will be collecting canned food items for hurricane victims at the conference. Attendees are encouraged to bring at least one item. Girl Scouts will be in excellent company as the YMCA of Greater Houston is also partnering with the City of Houston, the Houston Independent School District, the Texas Association of Partners in Education and Holthouse Foundation for Kids.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 64,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org

GSSJC Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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