Young Leaders Program

  • DC


4301 Connecticut Ave., NW
United States

About Us

Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) has established the Young Leaders Program (YLP), which connects college students from local universities with girls who attend schools in and around the District of Columbia. Over the course of six weeks, girls will experience Girl Scouting and learn traditions, build courage, confidence and character, and the make the world a better place.

Through Federal funding from DC Appropriations and additional external funding, GSCNC is developing partnerships with area universities including to recruit college students to be Girl Scout leaders. YLP will recruit at least 130 college students in the next 18 months to serve as Girl Scout leaders of six-week sampler programs and long-term Girl Scout troops. The college students will be trained and given pre-planned programming to begin the six-week samplers at schools in the DC Metro area. College students are paid stipends to attend training and for each meeting they lead.

At local public schools and a select number of private/parochial schools, YLP works with girls between the ages 5-17 to participate initially in six-week sampler programs. The aim of the program is to transition a large percentage of sampler programs to long-term troops. Girls will experience the traditions of Girl Scouting as well as enjoy activities involving health, fitness, science, art, literacy, career exploration and culture.

Young Leaders are… highly motivated students, leaders in the community and mentors to girls in the DC Metro area.

Girls are… asking for young adults role models, interested in making friends, ready to explore respect and responsibility and eager to be part of a group.