Last spring, several Improve Group staff attended the "Every Girl, Everywhere" event of the Girl Scout Council of Greater Minneapolis. I've worked with a lot of programs that serve youth and always enjoy the chance to hear directly from kids. At the event, several girls shared their experiences, including a young woman in college who learned so much from her experience that she is already volunteering to co-lead a troop with her former troop leader, another young woman who found the Girl Scouts was the best way for her to have a comfortable place to be herself. Both stories were incredibly moving and really demonstrated how non-profits can fill a void for young people who are trying to figure out where they fit in. The Executive Director reported that this event was very successful, and the teary eyes in the room (including mine) probably were one reason. The Girl Scouts sends out homemade thank-you notes that are really delightful!