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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Receives Grant from Hartford Foundation for Summer Fun Program


July 11, 2013

Girl Scouts of Connecticut has received an $8,788 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, which will be used to fund the Summer Fun camp program offered for girls at the E.B. Kennelly School in Hartford.

Last year, approximately 60 girls were served by the Summer Fun camp program, designed to give girls in underserved communities a chance to experience all that Girl Scouting has to offer during the summer. This year, Girl Scouts of Connecticut anticipates to serve 60 girls once again over the course of five weeks, exposing the girls to leadership skills and its three signature programs: the anti-bullying program, Girlz R.U.L.E.®, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and Live Healthy, Lead Healthy.

This generous grant, which includes support from the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation, also provides for a book allowance to support literary activities as part of this summer’s offerings.  

 “We are grateful to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for their terrific support of this program,” said Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “Our Summer Fun camp program helps us reach girls who might not ordinarily experience Girl Scouts in their communities. They will enjoy our signature program offerings, make new friends, and develop healthy relationships and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.”

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region, dedicated to improving the quality of life for area residents. The Hartford Foundation receives gifts from thousands of generous individuals and families and in 2012 awarded grants of more than $27 million to a broad range of area nonprofit organizations. For more information about the Hartford Foundation, visit www.hfpg.org or call 860-548-1888.


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