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State of Girls


Girl Scouts of Central Indiana CEO, Deborah Hearn Smith discussed the State of Girls with City leaders and local supporters in Lafayette.

In today's environment there are many factors that influence the success of these future leaders. To learn more about this ground breaking research, join Girl Scouts of Central Indiana at a public forum where CEO, Deborah Hearn Smith will release the information pertinent to Indiana and lead a round table discussion with local leaders to raise awareness on these important issues.

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The State of Girls 2017: Emerging Trends and Troubling Truths
The third edition of this landmark report focuses on national- and state-level trends across key indicators affecting girls’ overall well-being.

The findings suggest that, regardless of an increase in high school graduation rates, economic conditions affecting girls in the United States have not fully recovered from the Great Recession. These conditions are leading to increased emotional and physical distress among girls, with obesity, marijuana use, and low self-esteem on the rise.

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