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Sachem North Teacher Organizes Sayville Flash Mob Event Today

Local Girl Scouts are "Celebrating the Girl" with a unique approach.

A Sachem North High School teacher and her Sayville Girl Scout troop members are celebrating today's  International Day of the Girl with a flash mob event at the four corners at Montauk Highway and Railroad Avenue in Sayville.

As flash mobs are 'secret' spur-of-the-moment events Patch is not revealing the specific time but one hint: it's before dark.

And, if you're a quick study, you can likely learn the "dance" troop members have choreographed for the event by watching a performance on YouTube.

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Senior GS Troop 910 Leader Laura Heaney, a science teacher at Sachem North, has even invited her science classes and created a Facebook event to spread the news.

"The importance of the day is really just to raise awareness of issues that girls around the world face everyday.....physical violence, child marriage, lack of basic schooling etc.," she told Patch in an email.

The International Day of the Girl promotes girls’ rights and highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys. It's all about raising public awareness of the different types of discrimination and abuse that many girls around the world suffer.

Flash mobs are a quick way to grab attention or shed a spotlight on a key issue, while entertaining surprised onlookers.

"It should be fun!" Heaney said. "Bring your dancing shoes."

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