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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Receives $2,200 Grant from The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut

December 21, 2011

Girl Scouts of Connecticut (GSOFCT) believes that anti-bullying programming can make a different in a young girl’s life. Girlz R.U.L.E.TM is Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s signature program for girls in grades two through eight, with activities and lessons over a 6-8 week session that reduce behaviors that lead to conflict, aggression, and violence.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is grateful to expand this programming in the Torrington school district, thanks to a $2,200 grant from The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut made possible by the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund. This grant will allow Girlz R.U.L.E.TM programming to be delivered to more students at Torrington Middle School, Southwest, Vogel-Wetmore, East, and Forbes schools.

Girlz R.U.L.E.TM focuses on four key principles: Respect, Understand, Lead, and Empower. The activities are innovative and girl-centered, helping girls understand that their words and actions can negatively impact people. A series of role-playing and problem solving activities are utilized so participants can learn about the power of positive thinking, ways to end conflict, and how to combat bullying behaviors.
“Girl Scouts of Connecticut is aware of the increase in bullying at schools, whether in person or through the Internet,” said Jennifer Smith Turner, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “That’s why we’re committed to our Girlz R.U.L.E.TM programming as a way to end this vicious cycle. We are grateful to The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut for recognizing this need and helping us provide this innovative program to these five schools throughout the Torrington district.”

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