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MetLife Foundation is partnering with Girl Scouts of the USA, to extend the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to underserved Hispanic girls and their families. According to the groundbreaking original Girl Scout study, Change It Up! What Girls Say About Redefining Leadership, nearly 90% of Latina girls want to be the kind of leader who stands up for her beliefs and values, brings people together to get things done, and tries to change the world for the better.
Through the MetLife Foundation Hispanic Leadership Fund, local councils are expanding the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to include thousands of additional girls around the country. As part of the program, middle school girls (grades 6 to 8) are afforded the opportunity to make a difference in their communities while working with and learning from diverse volunteers.
The program uses the Girl Scouts Journey series which offer fun, comprehensive and multidisciplinary approaches to building girls' leadership. The emphasis is on involving families in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and partnering with schools and community-based organizations to develop girls' leadership skills and also those of the adult volunteers.
In addition, MetLife Foundation is a sponsor of Girl Scout's 100th Anniversary. The MetLife Foundation Hispanic Leadership Fund is the latest example of MetLife Foundation's commitment to the Girl Scout mission. In addition to supporting many critical program initiatives over the years, MetLife Foundation provided major support for our Edith Macy Conference Center and John J. Creedon Education Center in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. The Conference Center complex is the site of skill-enhancement courses for girls, national and local staff and volunteers.
About MetLife Foundation
MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 to continue MetLife's longstanding tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Our commitment to building a secure future for individuals and communities worldwide is reflected in our dedication to empowering older adults, preparing young people and building livable communities. Since it was established, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $530 million in grants to nonprofit organizations addressing issues that have a positive impact in their communities. For more information visit www.metlife.org.