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New Girl Scout program starting in Demopolis

Published 3:12pm Thursday, January 23, 2014

A new program through the Girl Scouts will soon launch in Demopolis.

ToGetHerThere Alabama is a new program designed to identify girls in poverty and help them gain essential skills to be successful in their futures.

Tiffany Smith, a Demopolis native, is an AmeriCorps task force commandert serving with the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, is in charge of launching the program in Demopolis.

“I have the honor of launching an exciting new program with the Girl Scouts here in my hometown of Demopolis that will serve the underprivileged girls of Marengo County,” Smith said in a letter.

According to the Girl Scouts, there are 577 girls in Marengo County between the ages of 5 and 17 that are eligible for the ToGetHerThere Alabama program.

ToGetHerThere Alabama aims to provide well-established Girl Scout programs to underserved girls to help them develop into leaders.

Some of the program topics will include:

•Leadership development

•Financial literacy

•Focus on science, technology, engineering and math

•Healthy living

•Outdoor experiences

AmeriCorps VISTA is administering an eight-question assessment to help them research what the community thinks and what is needed in the community. The survey can be found online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NL9X5LV.

Any questions can be directed to Smith at (334) 341-3112 or at tsmith@girlscoutsnca.org.

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