Saturday, June 7, 2014

Grant from MetLife Foundation's Hispanic Leadership Fund Inspires Hispanic Girls to Take Action!

A generous grant from MetLife Foundation's Hispanic Leadership Fund  enabled 30 Girl Scout councils across the country to expand the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for Hispanic girls.

MetLife's grant focuses on serving girls and their mothers from new immigrant communities. Volunteers were also recruited from the ranks of professional Hispanic women, college students, business leaders, and other family members and community partners.

More than 8,300 new Hispanic middle school girls became Girl Scouts through MetLife's grant! These girls participated in our Journeys curriculum and produced Take Action projects to create sustainable change in their communities.

As part of her own Take Action project, Madero, a Girl Scout from Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana, created an exemplary slideshow titled, "Don't Judge Me Just Because You Can..." as a means to combat stereotypes about Hispanic girls in America. With Madero's permission, we've created a video from her slideshow to share with our Movement!

Congratulations, Madero!

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