Tracy Teale, Partner and Not-For-Profit Practice Group Leader is a board member and on the audit committee for Girl Scouts of Northern California, an organization that empowers girls to become leaders of our future. Her recent involvement was being a mentor for Camp CEO, an “amazing”, leadership program that sends 70 high-school girls from underserved communities to the Stanislaus National Forest along with successful executive women from the Bay Area as mentors and role-models. Over the course of 3 days, the campers and mentors tackle the ropes course; organic gardening, hiking and hands-on growth mind-set and goal setting lessons. During the camp, the girls and mentors have the opportunity to interact with each other opposed to being formally assigned to each other. “The mentors got as much from the mentees as the mentees got from the mentors. Great experience.”
Growing up in an underserved community herself, Tracy has a passion in giving youth and especially girls, opportunities to identify and tackle new opportunities such as the STEM program. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is a diverse program in which girls have the opportunity to develop leadership abilities and technical skills that will ignite an invested interest in these areas and set them up for future success. There are a lot of fundraising activities planned for the future and Tracy plans to spend about 40 hours a year volunteering for GSNC.