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Causes: Children & Youth, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.

Mission: Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Programs: When a girl participates in our product sale program (cookies, nuts, candy and magazines), she's part of the world's largest financial literacy program for girls, run by girls. She's building a lifetime of skills and confidence. She learns goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. She discovers that selling cookies is more than just a business - that she can do whatever she puts her mind to, that her decisions matter, that she can make things happen. Our girls change the lives of those in their community through service projects and outreach, when they put the almost $1 million they earned in cookie proceeds to work.

girl scouts works hard to give a voice to the under-represented, reaching out to those in need, bridging gaps and creating lasting connections. One of the ways we do this is through our get real mentoring program. With the support of three, title i schools in the ft. Lauderdale area, we serve nearly 300 at-risk middle school students. We connect them with adult mentors, and through the program, address some of the challenges girls are facing today like bullying, conflict and compromised self-esteem. We give them opportunities to do something amazing, like attend legislative days in tallahassee. For some, it's their first trip away from home. For all, it's a chance to meet women in government who are using their voices to affect change. They see role models in action who are working for them and their communities. Girls scouts is committed to ensuring that all girls have an opportunity to build extraordinary lives and join with those around them in making the world a better place.

the girl scout troop experience offers girls consistent, age appropriate settings to make friends, learn new skills, be bold, be heard and be themselves in a safe setting with nurturing adults to guide them on the journey. Funding provided by the children's services council allows girl scout troops to be located in underserved areas where volunteer leadership is extremely challenging in st. Lucie county. Gssef delivers an interactive combination of programs to 750 girls that includes "powerup" (focusing on anti-aggression and bully-prevention), stem activities (including candy science and career exploration in the technology fields), and healthy living (integrating sessions to boost self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as personal safety, nutrition and fitness).

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