The Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) released its latest study, Good Intentions:The Beliefs and Values of Teens and Tweens Today, on December 2 and the findings have appeared in more than 200 publications—from newspapers and magazines to Web sites and blogs. Some of the placements include Forbes.com and Yahoo News, as well as newspapers such as the Asbury (N.J.) Park Press (www.app.com) and WREX-TV (wrex.com) in Rockford, Illinois. Anna Maria Chávez, Chief Executive Office of the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, used her blog on the San Antonio Express-News Web site to discuss the study. You can find the blog post here (voices.mysanantonio.com.)
Some of the good news the GSRI study determined about teen behavior?
- Youth today intend to make responsible choices and refrain from risky behaviors.
- Youth today value diversity and acceptance.
- Young people today appear to have a stronger sense of civic engagement.
Help these girls of proven courage, confidence, and character take action and encourage them to become positive leaders in their communities, families, future careers, and in their lives — support the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland Council whether it’s with your time, effort, or donations. You can help ensure these beliefs and values are life-long!