POINT PLEASANT, NJ - At only 16-years-old, Point Pleasant Girl Scout Emma Brushaber has been accepted into the prestigious Working Group on Girls (WGG), a coalition of more than 80 national and international non-governmental organizations dedicated to promoting the human rights of the girl and assisting them to develop into their full potential as women.

As a Girl Scout for more than eight years, Emma is an active participant in the community and has acquired numerous positive attributes as a result.

“Girl Scouting has taught me leadership, independence and creativity,” said Emma. “I am very excited that the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is backing my efforts for participating in the Working Group on Girls.”

Last year, she represented the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore and the Girl Scouts of the USA at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. During the conference, more than 5,000 women and girls from around the world came together to discuss important topics, such as gender equality and the advancement of women.

“It was extraordinary. I learned about the issues of the world, especially regarding women's rights, that many children and adolescents in North America are never taught about in school,” said Emma. “This experience taught me how to be a good public speaker and a leader. It also gave me an interest in foreign affairs and law.”

As she helps put together this year’s Working Group on Girls event, Emma looks forward to meeting influential women and hopes that by being involved, she will one day be able to make a difference in the world.

For more information on Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, visit www.girlscoutsjs.org