Press release submitted by Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts
Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) is very pleased to announce that it has received a $17,975 partnership grant from the United Ways of Central Massachusetts, North Central Massachusetts, and South Central Massachusetts in support of ‘It’s a Girls World’, a Community-Based Program which allows GSCWM to host girls locally in each United Way service area at no cost to participants and families.
The Community-Based Program model was designed to offer Girl Scout programming where the troop model is not always feasible. GSCWM partners with local schools, other youth-serving organizations, and community Housing Authorities, to host these programs to mitigate barriers such as transportation and cost, as the programs are always free to participants.
"It’s a Girl’s World" enables girls to discover topics of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Financial Literacy, Healthy Living, and Mental Health Wellness. "It’s a Girl’s World" is specifically designed to be an outline, and the girls fill in the details. Participants will actively choose which badges they want to complete and how to achieve them.
“We are honored by the United Ways of Central Massachusetts, North Central Massachusetts, and South Central Massachusetts’ decision to invest in girls,” said Pattie Hallberg, Chief Executive Officer for Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts. “Whether building robots or friendships, girls are going to do great things through this program. Through the It’s a Girl’s World program, participants will discover new things about themselves, connect with each other, and take action as they prepare to meet real-world challenges head-on.”
For more information about Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts visit www.gscwm.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (508) 365-0115.
About Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts
Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts serves nearly 5,000 girls in grades K through 12 with the strong support of over 3,000 adult volunteers in 186 towns and cities in central and western Massachusetts. The Girl Scout program allows girls to discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together while building their personal leadership qualities. GSCWM supports girls by giving them extraordinary opportunities to explore, experience, and learn about their world and helps girls recognize that they are vital members of their communities.