This past year the Foundation awarded a grant to Fairview Elementary School to underscore the importance the Foundation places upon instilling leadership qualities in young girls. The grant was designated for the Girl Scouting elective program at Oak Hill Elementary School. Girls Scouts Peaks to Piedmont is providing the leadership and resources so the young girls from this Title I school can have access to a program that is recognized as one of the top leadership and academic opportunities for young women.
In March, members of the Foundation staff and Trustees were entertained with joyful exuberance during a visit in March with the Daisies at Oak Hill. The young ladies recited the Girl Scouts pledge from memory and individually shared why they loved being Daisies. They showed off their new uniforms, crafts projects and dances they had learned. This pilot program, which offers Girl Scouts as an elective, hopes to continue to grow both in this school and potentially expand to other schools. The United Way supplied initial funding for this program and the High Point Community Foundation granted over $10,000 to continue the program through 2015.
The Girl Scouts mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who can make the world a better place. The High Point Community Foundation is proud to be a partner in this project.