US Girl Scouts Troop For Girls Who Are Homeless Will Soon Reach 15 Shelters

01:16  14 july  2017
01:16  14 july  2017 Source:   HuffPost

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Giselle Burgess started a Girl Scout troop for girls who are homeless . Read the section " Homeless Single Mother Helps Set Up Troop ." Which paragraph gives information about what life is like in the homeless shelter ?

The girls in Troop 6000 live at the Sleep Inn because they’re a part of the approximately 100 homeless families in New York City’s shelter system staying there indefinitely. “Hopefully, in the next couple years, there will be more Girl Scout troops in shelters .”

Troop 6000, a Girl Scouts troop for girls who are homeless, has inspired many with its story.© DON EMMERT via Getty Images Troop 6000, a Girl Scouts troop for girls who are homeless, has inspired many with its story.

The inspiring Girl Scout troop for girls who are homeless is about to reach even more young women.

Troop 6000 is a Girl Scout troop that began in a Sleep Inn that serves as a homeless shelter in Queens. The scouts as well as the leaders live in the shelter.

On Wednesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that his administration is teaming up with the city’s Department of Homeless Services and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York to ensure more girls can participate in the program. According to a press release, $1,125,000 will help expand the troop from one shelter to approximately 15 throughout New York City.

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"Life Changing" For Girls In Troop . The Girl Scouts are asking for money to expand the network so they can cover the joining fee for each homeless girl . to argue that Girl Scout troops provide important resources to girls who are homeless . C.

Girl Scout Troop 6000, founded in a Long Island City homeless shelter , announced that they are expanding to service 14 new locations. They simultaneously proved that adorable press conferences exist.

“The Girl Scouts of Greater New York embody the type of program this administration is dedicated to supporting, with the shared goal of helping young people build confidence and foster community support,” de Blasio said in the press release. “Together with the Mayor’s Fund, we are proud to expand and support Troop 6000, allowing more young homeless children to participate in a program that is helping them cope and deal with the challenges they face every day.”

The goal is for the expansion to reach at least 500 girls and women in the program’s first year so they can participate in initiatives involving outdoor activities and life skills such as financial literacy and advocacy.

The million-dollar investment will be provided by the Mayor’s Fund, a nonprofit organization led by New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray, as well as the city’s Department of Homeless Services. In a press release about the expansion, Girl Scouts of Greater New York Chief Executive Officer Barbara Murphy-Warrington thanked de Blasio and Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks for prioritizing Troop 6000.

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Troop 6000 is New York's first Girl Scout troop just for homeless girls . All of them live at the Sleep Inn hotel in Queens, a part of New York City. The hotel has been made into a shelter for 100 families.

Enter Girl Scout Troop 6000, which is helping homeless girls achieve their dreams and start down the path to a better life. All the members of Girl Scout Troop 6000 live in a New York City homeless shelter in Queens.

In April, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer recognized the troop's accomplishments at a ceremony at New York City Hall.© DON EMMERT via Getty Images In April, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer recognized the troop's accomplishments at a ceremony at New York City Hall.

“We can think of no greater calling as an organization than to provide our tried and tested programs to girls and women living in homeless shelters,” she said.

In April, Meridith Maskara, chief operating officer of Girl Scouts of Greater New York, told HuffPost she has seen firsthand the impact this troop has made on both the girls and its leaders. Together, they’re helping others see past the stigma of homelessness.

“There’s a stereotype we’ve all had consciously or subconsciously about when we hear the word ‘homeless,’ and all of a sudden there’s a shattering of this stereotype with this troop,” she said.

Learn more about Troop 6000 from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.

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