Girl Scouts – Diamonds is now providing the Girl Scout Learning Experience to girls in Ashley, Union and Columbia Counties through the service of AmeriCorps members. Additional sites and counties are planned as the program expands across the southern half of the state. From elementary schools to Boys and Girls Clubs, members are serving their communities to provide the experience to any girl who may not have an opportunity otherwise.
Girl Scouts-Diamonds partners with schools, existing after school programs and other community organizations to provide every girl the opportunity to be a Girl Scout. Girls participate in a 6-8 month IMAGINE Your STEM Future program that promotes hands-on activities and cooperative learning in hopes of interesting more girls in STEM careers.
Community programs partners are all around our state with sites at the Little Rock Boys and Girls Clubs, Audubon, Siloam Springs Boys and Girls Club and Plant-a-Seed Program in Camden.
Our school partnerships bring curriculum based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls during the day at our area partner schools. These programs are created with your school in mind! The curriculum works alongside the common core curriculum to emphasize what your school is focusing on within the classroom.
Community Programs could not exist without our volunteer base. Volunteers commit to an academic year and receive a 1-2 hour training on the curriculum. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for college students and young professionals seeking to make a significant change within the lives of girls. Visit our volunteer page to complete a volunteer application and background check.
If you are interested in becoming a community program site contact or are interested in seeing a complete list of community partners email us or call Grier (800) 632-6894 ext. 6235.
Girl Scouts Rise
Girl Scouts Rise serves girls who find themselves in or on the brink of the juvenile court system. During weekly programs, girls have access to strong female role models who invest their time and talents into the girls. Discussion-based programming, with an emphasis on positive relationships, self-esteem and better decision-making, allows the girls to discover all they have to offer in a safe, encouraging environment. Mentors encourage and empower these young women to use the skills and talents they already possess to rise to their full potential and become positive leaders in their community.
The Girl Scouts Rise program in Arkansas and similar Girl Scout programs throughout the country helps girls regulate their emotions and manage their anger, while fostering their ability to develop healthier relationships overall. Studies have shown a reduction in incidents of fights or altercations in school, a decrease in violent intentions, and very low rates of recidivism among girls who complete the program.
Girl Scouts Rise is currently offered in Pulaski, Benton, Washington, Craighead, Crawford, Ouachita, Sebastian and Faulkner Counties.