Girl Scouts Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Title IX

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On June 26, Girl Scouts from the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital joined the National Women’s Hall of Fame as they celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Title IX.

The event discussed the importance of the legislation as well as outlining what still needs to be done to eliminate gender discrimination in education, athletics, and the workplace. The event also focused on teaching the next generation of girls about the meaning of Title IX. Speakers included professional athletes, Olympians, White House officials, Capitol Hill leaders, and more.

Girl Scouts with Condoleezza Rice and Sen. Mikulski

Girl Scouts from the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital and Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania also recently attended an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX at the White House on June 20.

Girl Scouts with Tina Tchen, Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff, and Laurel Richie

Girl Scouts attended at the invitation of Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls. At the event, Jarrett and Tchen were joined by notable women and men from fields that have been affected by Title IX to discuss the past, present, and future of the landmark legislation mandating that both genders have equal opportunities in federally funded education programs and activities. Read the full article at Yahoo News.

Girl Scouts with with Mae Jemison and Eastern PA Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts with with Mae Jemison and Eastern PA Girl Scouts

The celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX comes amid Girl Scouts’ centennial anniversary. As part of its celebration, the iconic organization has launched ToGetHerThere, a cause campaign designed to create balanced leadership across all sectors within one generation by supporting girls and their leadership development. Title IX, also known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, is the section of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity (Department of Justice). Learn more about Title IX.

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