Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) Across the country, 1.7 million children (half of them under the age of 10) have an incarcerated parent. And of the 1.6 million children living in Arizona, one in nine has a parent who is in prison, or on parole or probation. Girls with incarcerated mothers face particular obstacles, but we believe lack of access to Girl Scouting shouldn’t be among them. The main goal of the program is to strengthen the mother-daughter bond, reduce the trauma mom and daughter suffer from the separation they experience, and foster leadership for both mother and daughter. The secondary goals are: breaking the intergenerational cycles of incarceration, substance abuse, domestic and sexual violence, low educational attainment, and poverty. GSBB equips girls ages 5-17 whose moms are incarcerated with the tools they’ll need to succeed.
Join Us to Make a Diference Girl Scouting builds community. By giving a voice to the under-represented and reaching out to those in need, girls bridge gaps, heal wounds, and create lasting connections. The Girl Scout Social Impact Programs provide quality leadership experiences for girls that best meet their lifestyles and continuum of needs from prevention to intervention. We cannot do this alone. With your help, we can ensure that all girls in Arizona are thriving by offering high quality prevention programs. We need committed caring adults to volunteer their time to support the girls in our Social Impact programs. Internships are also available and we encourage college and university students to apply. Join us to help change the world one girl at a time.
- To learn more, intern or volunteer, contact the appropriate program coordinator.
- Karla Chavez Girl Scouts Beyond Bars firstname.lastname@example.org 602.452.7139
- Jenny Sharbaugh Adelante Jovencitas email@example.com 602.452.7163