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Two Girl Scouts work with SEPTA to set up May 31 talk by author Peter Shankman on his children’s book on ADHD

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by Girl Scouts Gianna Otero and Isabella (Bella) Colon. The Pelham Examiner publishes press releases in the form received as a service to the community.

Join Pelham SEPTA and Pelham Service Unit Girl Scout Silver Award recipients Gianna Otero and Isabella (Bella) Colon (GnB talk ADHD) for an evening with Author Peter Shankman!

Friday May 31st  5:30pm at Pelham Middle School Library- This event is geared towards ALL ages and will have “The Boy with the Faster Brain” books by Peter Shankman to purchase, merch from GnB, some activities centered around their Silver project, and a bracelet making station.Peter is a top keynote speaker in marketing, social media, customer service and neurodiversity.The Boy With the Faster Brain – Peter’s latest mission comes by way of his new best-selling children’s book, created to show kids around the world that having a different brain, whether it be ADHD, ADD, EFD, or anything neurodiverse, is the best thing they could hope for. Peter routinely speaks to students and parents across America teaching them about the gifts of neurodiversity.

Some information for those of you who do not know what a GS Silver award entails, and a little about ours:

With the help of SEPTA, Gianna Otero (Grade 8) and Isabella (Bella) Colon (Grade 7), are earning their Girl Scout Silver Award (2023/2024). To receive the Silver Award, Girl Scouts must each complete a minimum of 50 hours of planning, implementation and leading their project. Recipients must also show the need for their chosen project within their community, have sustainability to “live on” and have lasting impact, develop an original idea and follow through, build a support team in relation to your project (that is where SEPTA came in!), and document all action items and finances. These Girl Scouts, better known as “G n B talk ADHD” saw the need, and opportunity, to try to destigmatize ADHD and fellow “hidden disabilities”. They developed a custom curriculum with activities, aggregated data, reading materials, games and guided talking points for Girl Scout leaders, youth group leaders, teachers, etc. to use for a lesson or meeting. The whole project is portable and can be scaled up or down to work with any age level. You even get a custom iron on patch when you complete their program! To access their project, or get more information, please email: [email protected]

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    Stephanie OteroMay 14, 2024 at 8:17 am

    A huge “Thank You!” to Carla C on the SEPTA leadership team for linking the girls to Peter!!