GREENVILLE, S.C. – Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands was awarded $88,540 Tuesday by Greenville Women Giving. The funded program, Girls Who Thrive, will deliver the Girl Scouting proven leadership program to low income and homeless girls in Greenville County over the next two years. Girls Who Thrive will create three dedicated troops. Troop 6000 will serve homeless girls in partnership with United Housing Connections, United Ministries, and the Salvation Army. Two troops, one at Welcome Elementary and the other at Grove Elementary, will serve low-income girls.
A program specialist will lead all troops and serve as a resource for parents providing community contacts and acting as an advocate for struggling families to help ensure that girls are able to grow, learn and thrive. During troop meetings and enrichment opportunities, girls will explore the arts, healthy living, business skills, outdoor/adventure, and STEM through hands-on, cooperative and girl-led learning.
“We appreciate the generous donation by Greenville Women Giving and the recognition of the value Girl Scouts offers through the best proven leadership development experience for girls in the world. We are excited to serve girls with the potential to be the next generation of leaders,” said Kim Hutzell, President/CEO of Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands.
About Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to MIdlands: We are here to guide, assist, and partner to prepare girls to empower themselves for a lifetime of leadership. We take the potential of girls, combine it with robust skill-building programming, and add caring adult mentors and strong role models to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Learn more at www.gssc-mm.org
About Greenville Women Giving:
Greenville Women Giving is a philanthropic organization founded on the idea that collectively, women can make a real difference. Membership is open to any woman who commits to donate $1,000 per year for three years to the collective fund. Learn more at www.greenvillewomengiving.org.