Author Archives: Cortney Kern

About Cortney Kern

Cortney Kern is the Community Partnership Manager for the Girl Scouts of Colorado. She is responsible for the development of programs and partnerships for girls, grades K-12. Prior to Girl Scouts, Cortney served two years in Peace Corps Morocco as a Small Business Development volunteer teaching rural Moroccan women how to start an artisanal business. As chair of Peace Corps’ Gender and Development Committee, she produced and directed a documentary about rural female community leaders that became part of a yearly female development camp sustained by Peace Corps and the Democratic Association of Moroccan Women volunteers. In addition to the documentary, she created an online lesson plan for the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell World Wise School. Cortney entered the Peace Corps after graduating from the American University of Rome with a degree in Art History and Cultural Heritage Management and represented her school at the Harvard Model United Nations in 2008. She has a passion for health, human rights and the arts. She has her own blog at www.kernwellness.com and regularly contributes to costaricaescapes.com

Colorado Ballet- Light/ The Holocaust and Humanity Project


We are happy to introduce the Colorado Ballet’s show Light/ The Holocaust and Humanity Project. This one act ballet is a moving and uplifting performance about the story of a holocaust survivor and reminding us about the importance of our … Continue reading

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International Day of Peace- September 21


International Day of Peace – 21 September This year WAGGGS is teaming up with Peace One Day to mark the International Day of Peace on 21 September. As part of Peace One Day’s Global Truce 2012, WAGGGS wants Girl Guides and Girl … Continue reading

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My World, My Voice, My 2012 Election


With the November 2012 elections fast approaching, now is a great time to engage your troop or group in learning more about government and citizenship. Girl Scouts of Colorado has put together an activity guide to get Girl Scouts more … Continue reading

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Global Action Award


Over a decade ago 193 United Nation States and 23 international organizations came together to form eight goals that seek to improve the conditions of the world’s poorest countries by 2015. These goals launched by the United Nations include: Ending … Continue reading

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Girls Scouts of Colorado prepares for the 2013 trip to London, Paris and Lucerne


Only one more year to go and Girl Scouts of Colorado will be taking girls and their leaders on a trip to remember. This past weekend I was fortunate to travel to Paris, France to prepare for our 10 day … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts of Colorado brings Power Up to Pagosa Springs High School Students and Faculty


View more photos On August 24th, 2011, Girl Scouts of Colorado trained the faculty and staff of Pagosa Springs High School to facilitate our Power Up anti-bullying program. Every teacher in the high school participated in the workshop, including the … Continue reading

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