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Mentors matter: #USGBC incorporates #BringingUpGirls w/ #GreenAppleDay motivating girls in sustainable leadership.

Saturday’s Green Apple Day of Service was, as usual, a full-force show of strength. Helping hands around the world got to work on an issue close to home for us all: where our children learn matters. This year, the day held a different level of significance for some of USGBC’s staff, as we focused our service projects on "Bringing Up Girls." Bringing Up Girls is a USGBC initiative that aims to cultivate sustainable leadership among adolescent girls and equip them with the confidence, knowledge and support they need to create a more resilient and sustainable world. Since May, female USGBC staff have been mentoring local Girl Scouts to imagine, design and execute girl-led service projects in their community. Cecilia Shutters and I have had the distinct privilege of creating and directing the initiative, and it has been pure community magic. USGBC has a very deep bench of incr...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/mentorship-matters-bringing...

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