Girl Scouting is for every girl. That's why Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada provides unique programs that address critical issues girls in our community face.
Girl Scouts After School Programs
Girl Scouts after-school program provides a positive, all-girl setting, where girls are empowered to grow and learn. Our S.T.E.M. curriculum is grade-level appropriate and aligns with the national Common Core Standards. Girl Scouts is committed to ensuring that all girls, regardless of socioeconomic status, participate in hands-on S.T.E.M. activities that prepare them for success in middle school and high school graduation. All girls participating in the after-school program are provided a Girl Scout membership at no charge to the girl or school. This membership entitles them to participation in all Girl Scout programs. Click here for a list of participating schools.
Girl Scouting in Detention Centers
Girls between the ages of 10 and 17 represent the fastest-growing population in juvenile detention centers. Despite their growing numbers, these young women remain an underserved, often unnoticed population.
Girl Scouting in Detention Centers strives to address the sensitive issues of incarcerated girls and offer girls opportunities to participate in Girl Scout activities that help cultivate a positive value system, a stronger social conscience, higher self-esteem and the critical life skills needed to become healthy, productive, young women.
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
An estimated 1.5 million to 2 million children in the United States have a parent in prison. The trauma associated with having an incarcerated parent has been well-documented: depression, aggression, poor academic performance, truancy and a greater likelihood than children whose parents are not incarcerated of ending up in prison themselves. Add to these outcomes the stigma the circumstance carries, the jolting impact of disrupted care-giving, and the trauma of “losing” a parent and the need for public intervention becomes clear.
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars reduces the chances that daughters of incarcerated women will also end up incarcerated by rebuilding mother-daughter bonds and giving incarcerated women a chance to build their own sense of self-worth.
Last Modified: 4/22/2014 11:23 AM