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Healthy Media for Youth Industry Summit

Girl Scouts of the USA

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Healthy Media for Youth Industry Summit

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Girl Scouts of the USA, the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, and The Creative Coalition recognize that media is ubiquitous in today’s society, and the steady increase in media consumption is having an impact on all our kids, including young girls.  All children benefit from experiencing healthy and positive messages about girls and women, and media literacy tools such as media literacy education, public education and career exploration can be invaluable to young people. 

At this invitation-only event, leaders in entertainment and media, youth, public policy, and education will come together with Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis to further explore these issues and identify ways to help young people encounter and use media content that inspires, empowers, and engages.   


Geena Davis photograph

Increasing the number of girls and women in media will benefit every child

Geena Davis
Actress & Founder of The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media

Summit Keynote Speaker



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 National Association of Broadcasters logo  The voice for the nation's radio and television broadcasters. As the premier trade association for broadcasters, NAB advances the interests of our members in federal government, industry and public affairs; improves the quality and profitability of broadcasting; encourages content and technology innovation; and spotlights the important and unique ways stations serve their communities.


National Cable and Telecommunication Association logo    The principal trade association of the cable industry in the United States. Founded in 1952, NCTA's primary mission is to provide its members with a strong national presence by providing a single, unified voice on issues affecting the cable and telecommunications industry. NCTA represents cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation’s cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry.


The Creative Coalition logo  The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan social and political advocacy organization of the entertainment industry. Founded in 1989 by prominent figures in the creative communityTCC educates and mobilizes leaders in the arts community on issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education.


Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We help girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.




Have questions about Healthy Media for Youth Industry Summit? Contact Girl Scouts of the USA

When & Where

Washington, DC
Capitol Vistors Center
Room HVC 215

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Girl Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts of the USA is the largest organization for girls in the world with nearly 2.8 million members – 2 million girl members and 800,000 adult members. For over a century, Girl Scouts has provided the premier leadership development experience for girls ages 5 to 17. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. In Girl Scouts, girls develop their leadership potential through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness that enable them to take action and make a difference in the world.

In 2016, Girl Scouts celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn. Since 1916, Girl Scouts have been making meaningful, sustainable change in their communities and around the world. Each year, the Gold Award is presented to girls in grades 9-12 who have planned and executed Take Action projects in response to a pressing need in their community. Fewer than 6 percent of eligible Girl Scouts earn the Gold Award annually. Comparable to the Eagle Scout rank, young women who receive the award have become community leaders, demonstrating their outstanding leadership and citizenship skills.




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