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The Impact of Girl Scouts in Building Confidence and Character

Kicking off the 7th Season of Family Comes First: A Legacy of InclusionFor more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts has remained steadfast in its mission to help girls build courage, confidence, and character, and go on to make the world a better place. Many women can relate to a time in their childhood when they wanted to join a local Girl Scout troop.

We kick off this brand new season of Family Comes First™ by visiting with Girl Scout troop leader, Edith, and her daughter, Linda. Edith shares her motivation to start a Girl Scout troop for girls like her daughter, who has special needs. Using her Special Ed background, Edith helps troop members succeed by taking an activity and breaking it down so it’s easier for the young girls to achieve. Edith is a role model for parents everywhere.

Edith and Linda are joined in the studio by Susan Russo, Executive Director of the Theresa Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA). Both Linda, and her brother Scott, attend TAPA. Through programs at TAPA such as dance, yoga, music & art, the girls in Edith’s troop earn additional badges.

Also joining them on this episode are Kim N. Christian, Esq. of Russo Law Group, P.C. who discusses the importance of planning for children with special needsand Donna Ceravolo, CEO of Girl Scouts of Nassau County, who discusses other organizations that empower leaders for their own troop for girls with special needs.

We invite you to watch and be inspired! Join us for the premiere episode “A Legacy of Inclusion” on Telecare this Monday, October 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm.

Family Comes First™ episodes will also air on Wednesdays at 9:30 am and Thursdays at 1:30 pm & 10:30 pm.

Family Comes First™ airs exclusively on Telecare TV – Cablevision Channels 29 and 137, Time Warner channels 106 (Manhattan), 471 (Queens) or Verizon FiOS TV Channel 296.

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