Connie Chavez Villarreal
Women Contractors Association Helps Build Future Leaders through Girl Scouts
The Women Contractors Association (WCA) lent a helping hand to Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) with a $500 donation this holiday season. The money will be used to develop girls into future leaders through programs that include science and technology, business and economic literacy, visual arts, and outdoor and environmental awareness.
“Thanks to the support of organizations like the Women Contractors Association we’re able to expand our mission of offering premier leadership opportunities to all girls,” says Mary Vitek, GSSJC CEO. “Every dollar is an investment in our community and in our girls. Today they’re learning about nature at camp or selling Girl Scout cookies. Tomorrow they’re leading as volunteers, teachers, doctors and businesswomen.”
A first-time supporter, WCA erected a “wish tree” at its holiday luncheon in December where members could choose from a variety of construction projects to support at Girl Scout resident camps. Projects ranged from building pathways and cabins to clearing heavy brush and landscaping.
"We are happy to do what we can to support and encourage young girls to grow to be bold and confident women,” says Deborah Morris, president, Women Contractors Association.
Joining the ranks of other organizations that support the development of girls through Girl Scouts, WCA is an organization committed to the advancement of women in the construction arena through education, support and networking. A like-minded organization, they are committed to promoting women in leadership roles and creating strong role models, mentors and leaders.
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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