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Girl Scouts hosts 'Career Exploration Day' for local youth

Event part of program sponsored by Kellogg's

Marely Flores, a student at Singleton Elementary School in Joliet
Marely Flores, a student at Singleton Elementary School in Joliet

About 300 young girls, including some from Joliet, participated in “Career Exploration Day” Saturday at the Girl Scout Friendship Center in Country Club Hills.

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana hosted the event.

The girls visited six stations to earn badges for product design and innovation, according to a news release. The stations included product development, purchasing, marketing, sales, production and prototyping.

Participants created wholesome breakfast items for specific age groups, and they received challenges along the way. They also created product packaging and presented their product to attendees.

“I’m so proud of all the Girl Scouts who participated today, and I am sure that we fueled their entrepreneurial spirit,” said Nancy Wright, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

Kellogg’s sponsored the event as part of the “Healthy Girls, Bright Futures” program, which provides about 2,000 young girls in school with programming in subject areas like science, technology, engineering, arts, math, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, outdoor education and life skills.

“Kellogg’s Career Exploration Day is a culmination of everything the Girl Scouts have learned in the Healthy Girls, Bright Futures program,” Wright said.

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