‘Making a Difference Digitally’ follows Girl Scouts’ path toward online safety

The pandemic led to many changes in our lives, from work environments to social routines.

As children spent more time online, the Girl Scouts of the USA rolled out new badges, in part to address parents’ concerns about girls navigating the digital world during the pandemic.

Kaleigh McKenna, STEM Program Manager at Girl Scouts of the USA, will give a virtual presentation on a new badge category of digital leadership at The Communicators Club, Tuesday, April 5.

Kaleigh will describe how girls in Grades K-12 will learn how to be safe online, how to recognize clickbait and how to navigate misinformation as they earn the badges.

About Kaleigh

Kaleigh McKenna is STEM Program Manager at Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), leading Girl Scouts’ national strategy for STEM as part of the Girl Experience team.

Kaleigh joined GSUSA in 2017 and has since developed and implemented national STEM programs from piloting to product launch, creating programs that integrate STEM topics such as engineering, computer science, robotics, and citizen science with girls’ leadership development and advocacy.

Prior to her time at GSUSA, Kaleigh was Program Officer at Girl Rising, a film and action campaign focused on girls’ education, for their USAID ENGAGE program. She received her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University at Lincoln Center.