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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Receives $15,000 Grant from the Perrin Family Foundation for Girlz R.U.L.E.® program

April 5, 2013

Girl Scouts of Connecticut (GSOFCT) believes that anti-bullying programming can make a difference 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 that provides activities and lessons over a 6-8 week session to reduce behaviors that lead to conflict, aggression, and violence.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is grateful to host this programming in the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, and Greenwich, thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Perrin Family Foundation. With this grant, Girl Scouts of Connecticut will be able to incorporate a take action component into the Girlz R.U.L.E.® program, which aligns with the Perrin Family Foundation’s understanding that youth-led social change builds the confidence, skills, and collective leadership of young people while addressing injustice.

 “We are grateful for the support of the Perrin Family Foundation for this critical signature program,” said Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “These funds will allow us to serve approximately 1,500 girls in these four communities and help build their leadership skills so that they will be more likely to build safe, healthy relationships, while helping others recognize the negative and positive impact of their words.”

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 challenge initiatives are utilized so participants can learn about the power of positive thinking, ways to end conflict, and how to combat bullying behaviors.

The mission of the Perrin Family Foundation is to partner with organizations based in under-resourced communities across Connecticut in order to create environments that support youth as leaders of social change. For more information, please visit

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