Council for the Advancement of Girls
The Council is a student led organization that serves as a liason between the Center and the student body. Its main purpose is to promote the work of the Center and to empower girls at Agnes Irwin and beyond through their own initiatives. The Council was formed in 2011 and shares its mission and vision. The group meets bi-weekly to discuss potential issues that affect women and girls around the world and to create solutions to these challenges through their own projects and initatives.
One event that the Council is responsible for organizing and planning is the annual Leading for Change (L4C) conference. This conference is a call to all high school girls interested in leadership who want to make a change in their own communities. The conference features speakers and workshop facilitators who share their own leadership experience, knowledge and skill set.
The latest project the Council is engaged in is the launch of Girls CAN (Council for Advancement Network). Girls CAN is an extension of the Council through a chapter system in other schools. If you would like to learn more about creating a Council at your school click here!
A new tradition for the Council began in 2016. The Girls led a Daisy Troop meeting of Agnes Irwin girls. The girls talked about what it means to be courageous and strong through a series of activities including making their very own superhero masks! It is these kinds of connections CAG loves to make and looks forward to continuing this particular tradition for years to come!