The Girl Scouts of Nassau County Partner with
MetLife Foundation to Bring Scouting to Young Latinas
Garden City, NY (July 15, 2013) – The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) has been selected to receive a $20,000 grant from the MetLife Foundation in order to introduce Hispanic middle school girls to Girl Scouting. GSNC was one of ten Girl Scout Councils nationwide to receive this grant.
“This grant from the MetLife Foundation gives us the exciting opportunity to highlight the benefits of Girl Scouting to a diverse group of girls,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director/CEO of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “Reaching underserved communities has always been a priority for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County.”
GSNC will be partnering with its own Girl Scouts of Nassau County Hispanic/ Latino Task Force, along with the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Hispanic Network, Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. – Gamma Epsilon Graduate Chapter and Long Island Mentoring Partnership to work with over 300 Hispanic girls from now until May 2014. The program will introduce middle school girls to the Girl Scout fundamentals: encouraging young girls to explore their leadership potential and make a difference in their communities.
GSNC will also collaborate with several educational and community organizations including the Roosevelt School District, J.W. Dodd Middle School and Atkinson School of the Freeport School District, Freeport Educational Opportunity Center, Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association, Moxie Rigbie Housing Development, and Westbury Middle School.The program will allow girls to engage in hands-on learning activities designed to increase leadership skills and foster an interest in Girl Scouting.
“We are excited to embark on this program and continue to provide a brighter future for the young Hispanic women in our community,” added Ceravolo.Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with almost 20,000 girl and 7,000 adult members across Nassau County. GSNC is a leading authority on girls' healthy development. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts of Nassau County, visit www.gsnc.org or contact Donna Rivera-Downey at 516 741-2550.