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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Girl Scouts of Colorado relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. While it only costs $15 to join Girl Scouts, it actually costs more than $400 per year to provide each girl with Girl Scout programs.  Opportunity grants are available for those who need them and Girl Scouts of Colorado provides more than $100,000 in financial assistance each year.

For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has provided a fun, safe space where today’s girl is inspired to change the world.  She can discuss important issues, explore new things, tap into her creativity, connect with others, learn from adult role models and give back to her community.   Girl Scouts of Colorado, along with 7,500 adult volunteers, strive to provide dynamic programming to more than 28,000 girl members across the state.

Opportunity Grants
An Opportunity Grant helps subsidize the cost of uniforms, program materials, trainings, Council-sponsored events/camp/travel and GSUSA destinations for girls and volunteers. Girls are never turned away because they can’t afford to participate.  We provide more than $100,000 in opportunity grants each year.

Program Support

  • The Highest Awards Girl Scouts can earn are Silver, Bronze and Gold (equivalent to Boy Scout’s Eagle Award).  Girls and troops take action with projects designed to make a difference in their communities.
  • Power Up, Girl Scouts of Colorado’s anti-bullying program, works to create an environment where girls and adults are in partnership to collectively eliminate bullying behavior. Power Up encourages the 85 percent of the population who are bystanders to bullying (rather than targets or bullies) to recognize the strength in those numbers and use it to intervene when they see something wrong.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs aim to increase girls’ interest in careers in these fields.
  • On World Thinking Day in February, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries.
  • Support outreach to the Hispanic community.  More than 500 volunteer troop leaders and 15% (over 4,000) of our girl members currently identify as Hispanic, roughly half of the percentage of school-age Hispanic children in Colorado. Over the next three years, our goal is to increase our Hispanic population at a rate of 5% per year, helping us to close the gap between the statewide Hispanic population and our population of Hispanic Girl Scouts.

Community Outreach Programs

  • Discover all You Can Be afterschool program is for girls age 5-15 affiliated with housing developments, low resource schools and/or who are often homeless or transient.
  • Focus on Ability is for girls age 5-18 identified as needing special education, girls have learning, behavioral, mental and physical disabilities ranging from mild to extreme.
  • Girls Are Great provides contemporary girl programming to 5th-8th grade girls addressing the tremendous amount of change girls in this age range are experiencing both physically and psychologically.
  • Girls Looking Forward is for girls age 11-18 who are in alternative school or are in residential correction and treatment facilities.

Regional Programs
In addition to programs that are offered statewide, programs are created that are relevant to each region.

  • Greeley Girls Celebrate:  Fun in the Sun summer program which focus on STEM topics.
  • Pueblo Girls Celebrate:  Girl Scout Survivor Family Style at Lazy Acres exposes girls to outdoor adventure and survivor skills.
  • Colorado Springs Girls Celebrate:  Mall Lock In where they participate in a different themed event while locked in the Chapel Hills Mall. Past themes include science, cultures and history.
  • Mountain Community Girls Celebrate: Keystone Science Camp with topics such as Wonders of Winter Snow and Wild and Wacky Weather.
  • Denver Metro Area Girls Participate In:  Rocks and Roles/Women on the Ridge where experienced geoscientists help participants learn the history of Dinosaur Ridge, learn about Mesozoic Colorado, caves and geological products found in cosmetics. They view models of ancient environments & maps, learn about geologic time, explore rock, mineral and fossil identification, plate tectonics, and ground water systems.

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Whether you chose to support us by making a general donation today, an annual pledge through your employer, by attending an event, remembering Girl Scouts in your estate planning or buying cookies from your local troops, thank you...we couldn’t do it without you!

Find out about Girl Scouts in Metro Denver, Southwestern Colorado, Pueblo/Southeastern Colorado, Pikes Peak, North/Northeastern Colorado, Western Slope and Mountain Communities.

 

Girl Scouts of Colorado is a United Way Agency.

 

 

Contact:

Amy Myers
Director of Development
Amy.myers@gscolorado.org
Office/Cell:  303-607-4896

Girl Scouts of Colorado
400 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Toll Free:  855-726-4726
Fax:  303-733-6345