• Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program Serves Girl With Incarcerated Mothers

    As posted on ArizonaBilingual.com The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s Beyond Bars program is a 2013 Wings Like Eagles Foundation grant recipient to support their work with girls impacted by the juvenile justice or criminal justice systems. “The Beyond Bars program represents the Foundation’s mission to increase child welfare, the spirit and general community goodwill. Our work with these girls and their families will break the cycle of incarceration in our community,” said Debbie Rich, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. In 2011, the Girl Scouts piloted the Beyond Bars program in Pima County to bring girls and their incarcerated mothers together on a monthly basis to work on projects and activities at correctional facilities. Local Girl Scouts staff recogni…

    15 2014
  • Girl Scout Cookie Program: The sweet spot of project-based learning

    By Michelle Higgins There are many conversations happening around project-based learning (PBL) and many teachers and educators are looking to their informal STEM partners for best practices. PBL is a student-driven pedagogy where students learn a particular subject through real-world problems. Indeed, many national organizations have much to offer in this area. Girls Scouts, Champions for Change, SciGirls, Design Squad, and Techbridge are just a few that offer curriculum and research-based engagement strategies. This winter, why not take a closer look at what Girl Scouts in Arizona are doing? Girls across the state are gearing up to participate in the largest financial literacy project in the country: the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Girls choose a project that will help their community and…

    10 2014
  • Start the New Year Right!

    We committed to be better.To be better together. To spend more time with those we love,and to reach out to those we don't yet know. To get outdoors and enjoy nature's beauty, 
and to fully embrace all that life has to offer. To push ourselves beyond our normal boundaries,and to strive for that next peak on the horizon. We will commemorate those we lost on January 8, 2011, celebrate the spirit of togetherness we felt in the days and months following the tragedy, and recommit ourselves to building a stronger, healthier future. As this community-wide outdoor festival enters its third year, we will continue our journey BEYOND - towards a fresh set of challenges and new adventures! Mark your calendars and start the year off right! Join us on Saturday, January 11, 2014 for a full day of…

    07 2014
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