|Girl Scouts Outreach Program|
Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas & Northwest Missouri
The Girl Scouts Outreach Program brings the full Girl Scout experience to girls in underserved areas. We have traditionally partnered with afters-chool programs connected to schools in the lowest income areas with a weekly in-person program for each program level.
Our program has emphasized the key program areas for Girl Scouts (STEM, Life Skills, Entrepreneurship, Civic Engagement and Outdoor Learning) and has included field trips and camp.
Serving 800 Girls
The program will serve an estimated 800 girls in grades K to 12 living in the lowest-income neighborhoods of Kansas City, Missouri.
This year we plan to continue emphasizing key program areas, as well as focusing on mental wellness. We plan to offer five sessions that are four weeks a piece. We will have programming at Operation Breakthrough during the summer months as well. We also plan to provide the girls five different field trip opportunities, as well as day camp during the summer of 2023 at a Girl Scout camp property.
We will help girls improve their STEM literacy and critical thinking skills from home. We will add a physically active piece to get the girls moving during every troop meeting and give them a weekly challenge to help them stay active.
The troop meetings give the girls a space to process their feelings about what is happening in their world. Girls will work on important social skills during troop meetings, including listening without interrupting, taking turns, sharing, using appropriate manners, greeting each other, playing fairly and responding to other people's emotions.
The girls we serve live in low-income neighborhoods in Jackson County and face the greatest risk for substance abuse, violence, delinquency and school drop out due to multiple factors associated with racial inequality as well as gender and economic inequity.
Mitigating Risk Factors
The Girl Scout program mitigates these risk factors through experiences and activities grounded in best practices in youth development and linked to The Search Institute's 40 Development Assets, including positive values, social competencies and positive identity, that are related to reducing risky behaviors and increasing outcomes (prosocial behavior, leadership, and resilience).
Girl Scouts are 33% morelikely to participate in outdoor activities. Outdoor experiences develop skills and values that help girls achieve better academic and social outcomes.Girls also participate in progressive, multi-year experiences that lead to meaningful community change. As early as Kindergarten, girls mobilize others to support and serve important causes like community food banks and animal shelters.
As girls progress through their Girl Scoutjourney, they advocate for positive change, meet with public officials to educate them about important issues, and work with others to solve community problems.
Parent and caregiver communication will be a critical component to successfully recruiting and retaining girl members, and it is our strong intent to not lose any additional Outreach Troop members. We also know that gauging the social and emotional health of girls is critical; changes to meetings will be all in-person. This will create more personal connections with their troop members and troop leaders. This will also give girls the opportunity to share their feelings, frustrations and concerns in a safe, judgement free space.
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Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & Northwest Missouri, 601 E 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64110
George Washington Carver School, 4600 Elmwood Ave, Kansas City, MO 64130
Faxon Elementary School, 1320 E 32 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64109
Troost Elementary School, 1215 E 59th St, Kansas City, MO 64110
John T. Hartman Elementary, 8111 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64114
King Elementary, 4848 Woodland Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110
Holliday Montessori School, 7227 Jackson Ave, Kansas City, MO 64132
Brookside Charter School, 1815 E 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64130
Ewing Marion Kauffman School, 6401 The Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64131
Operation Breakthrough, 3039 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64109
Guadalupe Centers, 1015 Avenida Cesar E Chavez, Kansas City, MO 64108
University Academy, 6801 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131