Passages Program Helps Young Girls
Gainesville, Fla.-- They are going to the next level-- and they want to get there in style.
Incoming sixth grade girls met today in Fort Clarke Middle School for the Girl Scout "Passages Summer Program."
It's designed especially for girls who are transitioning into Middle School.
30 girls learned how to use combination locks, talk about peer pressure and bullying… and even boys.
The goal of the Passages Program is to give girls the tools they need to successfully start in a new school, feeling independent.
"This gives them an opportunity to get comfortable with their new school, meet some new friends, and it really just gives them and edge so starting the first day of school they walk in with a little more confidence," said Member Specialist of the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Lynda Schladant.
This is the sixth year of the program.
Other schools participating are:
Oak View Middle on July 30th and 31st
Howard bishop on July 31st and August 1st
Abraham Lincoln on August 5th and 6th
Kanapaha Middle on August 6th and 7th
Westwood Middle on August 7th and 8th
For more information visit girlscouts-gateway.org