The Girl Scout Leadership Experience program will focus on girls in grades kindergarten through fifth at Springwood Elementary a Title 1 school in Leon County, Florida. Partnering with this school will provide girls with access to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience at no cost to the parents in girls only safe space with a fully trained, background checked volunteer leadership team. According to the Florida Department of Education, there are approximately 2,000 low-income girls attending Title 1 schools in Leon County. Our goal is to serve at 45 girls at Springwood Elementary through our Girl Scout Leadership Experience Program. Through our program, we build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Monies will assist 45 girls in grades K-5 at Springwood Elementary in becoming members of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience at a cost for $15 annually per girl and receive grade-level appropriate books from the Journey series ($7 per girl). All members of the troop will also have a chance to participate in the #1 Youth Entrepreneurial Program in the world, also known as the Girl Scout Cookie Sale. Participation in this sale empowers our girls while teaching them 5 key life skills (goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.) Participation in the Cookie Sale also provides the troop with sustainability. The profits earned will purchase memberships for the following year(s), uniforms, curriculum, and entrance into our many low-cost events or even our resident camp.
Funded by Tallahassee, FL (November 2015)