What is Day of the Girl?
October 11 is celebrated internationally as Day of the Girl with the mission “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” It’s a day to come together under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.
Since 2019, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas has invited other girl-serving organizations such as Girls Inc., Girls on the Run, PEARL Court, Significant U, The Young Women’s Leadership Academy, YWCA of San Antonio, and Empower House to unite for a common goal: create awareness in the community and start developing a culture of philanthropy around our girls. Our mission is to be proactive, providing our future leaders–our girls–with the tools they need to become confident women and leaders.
Each year, we focus on a new theme. For our fifth anniversary, we're spotlighting all the ways girls are special. Just being a girl is a superpower–and girls have more than one superpower! By reinforcing their strengths, we hope to provide a safe and fun environment for area girls to think about their potential and be encouraged to dream big.
"I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back."