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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Receives $5,000 Grant from The Dime Bank Foundation

January 23, 2012

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.™ 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 host this programming at the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, thanks to a $5,000 grant from The Dime Bank Foundation.

 “Girl Scouts of Connecticut is committed to influencing a new generation of girls to put an end to bullying, inside and outside the school environment,” said Jennifer Smith Turner, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “Our Girlz R.U.L.E.™ signature program teaches girls lifelong skills that they can use in school and beyond to create healthy relationships and stop bullying when it happens. We are grateful to The Dime Bank Foundation for helping us provide this innovative program to the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School.”

Girlz R.U.L.E.™ 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.

In 1998, Dime Bank established the Dime Foundation enabling the bank to support and give back to the communities it serves. The foundation provides funding for charitable, cultural, literary, scientific, and educational non-profit organizations. The foundation accepts applications on a year-round basis. For more information about Dime Bank, please visit and click on the “Dime Foundation” link.     

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