Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is looking for girls in 6-8th grades to participate in a series designed to help girls tell their real stories and challenge stereotypes of girls and women in the media. The MEdia Journey will be held from 5:30-7 P.M. at the Hilltop Ministry Center, 8301 Mitchell Road in Roscoe on December 16; January 6, 20; February 3,17; March 4,18; April 6, 20, and May 4
The MEdia Journey helps girls discover how much of their lives they’re spending in someone else’s reality. Whether they glance at a billboard, open a magazine, settle in for a movie or surf the web, they’re experiencing a secondhand story. Girls will go “behind the scenes” to see how media stories get made, and they’re bound to find some they’ll want to change! Girls will work together to create their own MEdia message to break down negative stereotypes while capturing the ME that makes their own story unique!
This program is open to all girls in 6-8th grade. The $3 fee per girl includes all project materials. There is an additional $12 fee for non-Girl Scouts. This fee registers participants as Girl Scouts, allowing them to participate in this program, as well as many others. To register, contact Carolyn Wolfe at 815-494-0508.