Girl Scouts of Western Ohio announced today that it received a $35,000 grant from H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees. This grant will support the community outreach program in Cincinnati, which engages girls from underserved communities the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
The purpose of the community outreach program is to provide Girl Scouting to every girl through in-school programming, afterschool programming, and day and overnight camps. The program is implemented in partnership with local schools, and it enables girls from underserved backgrounds to participate in Girl Scouting during the school year and in the summer. While participating in the community outreach program, girls grow as leaders while learning about diverse subjects that range from conflict resolution to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Thanks to support from local foundations, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is able to offer the community outreach program to nearly 3,000 Cincinnati girls every year.
“We are grateful for the Luther Charitable Foundation’s generous investment in our community outreach program,” said Roni Luckenbill, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. “This grant will allow thousands of girls from low-socioeconomic communities in the Greater Cincinnati region to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Without support from generous donors such as the Luther Charitable Foundation, we would not be able to offer this program. We are grateful for their investment in girls and the female leaders of tomorrow.”