Girl Scouts collaborating with St. Lucie Schools during summer programs

The Southeast Florida Council of the Girl Scouts of America, with financial support by the St. Lucie County Children’s Services Council, is sponsoring workshops during St. Lucie County Schools’ 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) summer programs at several school sites in St. Lucie County. These programs are supported by a federal grant with the school district, and are offered at no cost to students or families, and provide additional education opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment. One of two programs is an experiential workshop where girls learn what bullying really is, leaarn that it is not acceptable, and learn how to stop bullying through role playing. Girls are divided into groups by age. Another program the Girl Scouts sponsor is a four-hour hands-on exploratory science and math program that promotes partnerships between girls ages 5-10 and adults to encourage interest and excitement and science and math learning. Pictured is Brittany Wilson, a paraprofessional at Samuel S. Gaines Academy, facilitating a workshop at that site in Fort Pierce. Programs are sponsored also for summer programs at Weatherbee Elementary School in Fort Pierce and Oak Hammock K-8 School in Port St. Lucie.