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
Seven in ten girls (70%) in Las Vegas believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members. These feelings have a direct impact on issues currently plaguing Nevada such as high teen pregnancy and dropout rates. Girl Scouts after school programs tackle these issues directly by helping girls develop skills that build self-esteem and confidence in themselves and the skills necessary to face life’s challenges. 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: 11/23/2011 11:35 AM