Who doesn't love Girl Scout Cookies?! And who doesn't love supporting the kids who sell them?!
Who doesn't love Girl Scout Cookies?! And who doesn't love supporting the kids who sell them?! Not only are the cookies delicious, but we're generally happy to pay for them as a way to build kids vconfidence, especially when we're cornered at the supermarket!
According to Fast Company, Girl Scout cookies sell at an $800 million annual pace. These girls represent a new wave of entrepreneurs in the making because they learn such lessons as goal setting, business ethics and money management.
Given the girls’ apparent ability for selling food, The Lempert Report suggests that supermarkets also tap into Girl Power with “shadow” programs at store-level. For example, girls (of course girls who are legally able to work) could “shadow” store employees as they go through their workdays serving customers, stocking shelves, and seeing first-hand how a fast-paced business operates.
This could be a win-win: Stores could recruit their next crop of workers from neighborhood schools, girls could earn extra course credits, gain some helpful experience, and maybe develop an interest in the retail or food industries.
Supermarkets could also develop “shadow” programs for high-school nutrition students with Registered Dietitians. These would be targeted programs for mature students who appreciate what it means to eat smartly, and who might have career aspirations in this field to help others.