2017 Grant Recipients

GIRL SCOUTS-3rd Year Grant $14,000

Agency Background:   Established in 1935, to develop girls of Courage, Confidence and Character who make the world a better place.

Focus of 2017 Grant: The Girl Scout Social Justice Program-The Social Justice Program serves at-risk girls ages 12-17 who are in detention or on the brink of incarceration. Also served are girls who live in foster care group homes, and girls 5-17 who are seeking shelter at Southwest Keys Immigrant Youth Shelter. Through Adelante Jovencitas (Young Women Moving Forward) they address the very pressing issue of the rapid increase in female incarceration rates. The goal is to help girls develop a sense of positive self-worth, improve their social skills and reduce risky behavior and recidivism. College aged women mentor girls through the Girl Scout program as they earn badges in four strategic areas: Lifeskills, Entrepreneurship, STEM and Outdoor Education.

Measureable Results: GSSoAZ has partnered with LeCroy & Milligan Associates, Inc. to develop three methods to collect data on the outcomes of their program which include: weekly staff reports on sessions, structured observation of activities and participant surveys.

Contact: Debbie Rich, Chief Executive Officer, drich@girlscoutssoaz.org