Today, more girls are living in poverty and low-income households than before the Recession; and in California nearly a quarter of girls ages 5-17 are living in poverty.1 These children experience significantly greater life challenges than their counterparts in high income households.
GSNorCal’s community-based programs help fill gaps in the educational, developmental, and social needs of almost 3,000 low-income, high-need girls each year. Our signature programs include:
Girl Scouts Discover Together, our award-winning STEM and environmental science enrichment series
Got Choices, serving girls who are involved or are at risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system
Daughters of Farm Workers, a leadership and skill building program for girls from marginalized farmworker communities
Through our community-based programs, GSNorCal brings Girl Scouting to girls who might not otherwise have a chance to participate; we're proud to offer a variety of events and activities to support girls of all ages and all walks of life.
1 Girl Scout Research Institute's comprehensive study, “The State of Girls 2017: Emerging Truths and Troubling Trends”.