Girl Scouts have many opportunities to serve their communities and learn to be stronger leaders. Our staff is no exception to that advice.
Adia Walker, one of GSHPA’s Regional Directors, is a part of Leadership Harrisburg Area this year and has taken some time to share in her words about her experience.
GSHPA: What gets you excited about your new group?
Adia: I really love connecting with these amazing leaders in the Harrisburg area who are passionate about serving their community. Collectively we have such diversity of experiences and insights that I know will help me grow professionally and personally.
GSHPA: How did you get involved?
Adia: I have heard about this Community Leadership Series for many years, and participated in other leadership programs in the area. This year I was at a place in my career where it was a good fit for both me and my organization to join this group and continue growing my leadership skills.
GSHPA: What are the goals for you and this group?
Adia: The mission of LHA’s Community Leadership Series is to teach servant leadership and effective community service through discussion, demonstration, and experiential practices.
They stress that leadership is a journey, not a destination, and my goal is to learn as much as I can throughout this journey, while also giving back to those who are on the journey with me.
GSHPA: What can GHSPA learn from your experiences?
Adia: We can learn more about how other organizations in the community give back as well as some ways we can work together to support each other while making the world a better place.
GSHPA: What are you looking forward to most about your work with this group?
Adia: I am really looking forward to working on my team project – a dozen of us will be working directly with a dynamic local leader to help her transform her nonprofit organization from a personal passion to a high-functioning organization with governing documents and a board of directors.
GSHPA: What advice do you have for girls who want to get involved with their communities?
Adia: Ask trusted adults and role models about organizations they recommend. Do some independent research and focus on groups whose mission you feel a connection with. Try new things and don’t let setbacks keep you down – you’ve got this!