Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) announced that it received a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The grant of $12,800.00 is for audio conferencing technology at the new GSSEM Flint Service Center, located in downtown Flint.
Combined gifts from The James and Desoline Cokley Family Fund, Flint Women and Girls Fund, Grand Blanc Community Fund, Florence Michelson Fund, Jack Willson Thompson Fund and Frederick and Gloria VanDuyne Family Fund contributed to the total grant. GSSEM opened the Flint Service Center in February.
“The Flint service center is our hub for Girl Scouting in the Genesee County and surrounding areas. This grant will allow GSSEM to provide the same services to our members and volunteers there as we do in our other service centers,” said Denise Dalrymple, CEO of GSSEM. “Staff and volunteers who use the service center for work , meetings, trainings, and other events will have increased capability to connect with Girl Scouts all over our service area.”
Dalrymple said the grant will help GSSEM to further Girl Scouts’ mission by giving volunteers and staff greater access to information and resources that will aid in delivering programs and activities that help girls develop important leadership skills. GSSEM serves nearly 3,000 girl and adult members in the Flint area.
About Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM)
GSSEM is the local council chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to facilitate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), designed to help girls develop leadership skills through three key elements—Discover, Connect and Take Action. Each element has a set of five outcomes including girls develop a strong sense of self (Discover); girls develop healthy relationships (Connect); and girls can identify community needs (Take Action). GSSEM serves nearly 40,000 girls and adult volunteers in Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac, and parts of Wayne, Monroe and Livingston Counties. GSSEM provides a girl-led, girl-centered, fun-filled quality leadership experience.