Girl Scouts of the USA announced on May 25 that the organization has joined the National Urban League’s “I am Empowered” campaign.
“The National Urban League and Girl Scouts have much in common,” Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA said in a press release. “Both organizations are committed to empowering people—all people, young and old—to achieve their full potential and deeply value the power of community service in making the nation and the world a better place. Girl Scouts is proud to take the ‘I am Empowered’ pledge and partner with the Urban League in its centennial year.”
The campaign is a pledge created by Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial to mark the 100-year anniversary of the group. The pledge aims to ensure that every American has the opportunity to attend college, has access to good jobs, lives in affordable and energy efficient housing on fair terms and has access to quality and affordable health care. The goal for completion of the broad goals is 2025.
“What we want to do with this campaign is elevate them as objectives for the nation at large,” Morial said at a press conference. “We want to empower people to take responsibility to act in furtherance of these goals.”
The Girl Scouts are just the latest group to partner with the league; AARP, YMCA, the National Council on Aging, and the United Negro College Fund are among the dozens of other organizations who have signed on to the campaign.