Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Girl Scouts of GulfCoast Florida Awarded Grant to Prevent Violence

In Florida, representatives of six local nonprofits dedicated to protecting area girls and women from all forms of violence were awarded grants from the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs, Inc. at the Club’s June meeting.

Naples News reports that The Girl Scouts of GulfCoast Florida, Inc., received $2,500. This grant will fund the Girl Scout’s 411 on Middle School program that will help prepare the 2011 class of 5th grade girls from Bonita Springs and Estero for their journey from elementary to middle school. Designed to help build courage, confidence, and character in the girls, the program covers practical, real-life applications including esteem building, bullying, and peer pressure and anger management. The girls will also learn skills that are the basis of becoming a leader at home and in the community, improving each girls potential to succeed at school, with family and in their future careers. Students will also be encouraged to participate in Girl Scouts.