What Girl Scouts learn today will solve tomorrow’s problems. They are the leaders and innovators that our future requires, and Girl Scouting gives them the tools they need to succeed.
Community Programs aim to serve all youth regardless of their circumstances, bringing community-funded programming directly to the places they already are.
Girls whose mothers are currently or were recently incarcerated find support in Girl Scouts through programs that guide them to make positive choices, build resiliency, and improve self-esteem. Girl Scouts Beyond Bars helps young people as they address the stigma and mitigate the significant risk factors they face, seeking to lessen the likelihood of entering the juvenile justice system.
Discovery Girls ask questions and want to learn more about the world around them. The program’s Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and Social-Emotional Learning core competency-aligned curriculum explores the relationship between different topics and themes, encourages the discovery of and an appreciation for STEM connections, and responds to girls’ desire for knowledge.
Stay in School to Enjoy Real Success, or SISTERS, seeks to decrease the school dropout rate by offering experiences and tools that help participants build their own bright futures. Programming combines Girl Scouts’ curriculum with four key Texas Education Agency (TEA) dropout prevention strategies:
Middle and high schoolers involved in Tech Girls participate in a weekly after-school program that combines a hands-on STEM curriculum with an informal environment to support student-driven exploration and experimentation. Tech Girls investigate a variety of STEM topics and gain encouragement to pursue STEM-related education and career paths.