Girl Scouts of Maine receives United Way of York County grants

Girl Scouts of Maine announces that they are the recipients of two, one-year grants totaling $16,000 from the United Way of York County. 

The grants will enable Girl Scouts of Maine to provide leadership experiences for girls that help them discover their personal best, connect with others, and take action to solve problems and improve their communities.

A $12,000 grant supports A Place for Girls, a Biddeford-based Girl Scouts of Maine program that builds confidence and self-esteem in girls and helps them avoid risky behaviors such as drugs, smoking, and alcohol. 

The council also received a $4,000 grant that provides camperships to girls in York County.  Through the Girl Scouts of Maine summer camp experience, girls learn about nature and the environment while participating in activities that build character and skills for success in the real world.

Thanks to the continued support of many dedicated individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout York County, this year, the United Way is investing in 78 community programs serving children, youth, adults and families.

“Despite economic uncertainty in 2011, local people gave very generously to our United Way community campaign,” said United Way of York County President and CEO, Kathryn Davis.  “As a result, in 2012, we are able to provide much needed support for essential human services across the region."

Girl Scouts of Maine builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves over 16,000 girl and adult members statewide, and operates service centers and shops in South Portland and Bangor.