The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouting is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls and young women. Local programs help girls become strong leaders by encouraging them to discover themselves and their environment, connect with others, and take action to change their world.

This grant expanded the Girl Scout Outreach  program that was established in 1980 to empower at-risk, underserved girls with the ability and self-confidence to make positive decisions concerning their health, education, and future. As part of our council’s Program and Membership departments, Girl Scout Outreach provides Girl Scout after-school programming to girls in grades K-12 from low-income families in San Diego who are not able to participate in volunteer-led troops. The comprehensive education program focuses on developing skills in self-esteem, conflict resolution, leadership, character, and career development, and also supplements classroom instruction in subjects like, science, math, technology, and art.