United Way Grants $27,500 to Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

United Way Grants $27,500 to Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

KOKOMO, IN / PRESS RELEASE – United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties’ Board of Directors has announced a $27,500 grant to help fund Girl Scout Leadership Experience, a program through Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.

Donations given through the Annual Fundraising Campaign, both individually and through workplace campaigns make this grant possible. United Ways’ donors allow 473 girls in Howard County to experience what it is like to be strong, active citizens and community leaders through leadership development workshops and skill building.

“We are very grateful for the funding for Daisy by Mail, which introduces Girl Scout activities to young girls and helps prepare them for their kindergarten school year,” said Danielle Shockey, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. “I’m so glad that we have even more Girl Scouts in Howard County than last year, and am confident that this funding for our Daisy by Mail initiative will help us provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to even more girls. Girl Scouts know that leadership isn’t defined just by who someone is or what someone wants to be, but by what someone does. Daisy by Mail gets young girls started early on this successful path. If we want more leaders, we need more Girl Scouts.”

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana strive to empower girls to become strong women, active citizens and community leaders through outcome driven programming. Two-thirds of the women who are today’s leaders in government, business, education, medicine, science and in their communities were once Girl Scouts. Community Problem Solving is one of five primary outcomes of Girl Scouts that measures how engaged a girl is in her community and her desire to make a difference in the world.

“This program develops girls to become women who contribute to their community,” said Betsy Hoshaw, Community Investment Committee chair. “Giving girls the tools and opportunity to build leadership skills at a young age is essential to our community’s success in the future.”

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