Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Famous Local Faces in Girl Scouting!

targetcampaign1As a girl, Austinite Jennifer Healy participated in Girl Scouts by earning badges and attending troop meetings and at 26, she found herself working with the organization as a mentor. Through Target and their partnership with United Way, Target employee Jennifer was encouraged to find volunteer work that she was passionate about and that’s how she found Jasmine. Jennifer came across the GSCTX Girl Scout Beyond Bars program online and applied to become a mentor to a local Girl Scout. She was paired with Jasmine, who like other girls in the program has a parent who was incarcerated at one point in their life. The Beyond Bars program aims to foster personal and social development of these girls and mentors like Jennifer are there for their mentoree through every step of the development process. After spending some time together, Jennifer discovered that not only was she having an effect on Jasmine, Jasmine was benefiting her in many wonderful ways as well. This pairing eventually caught the attention of Target and United Way and the ladies are now a part of their national volunteer campaign! You might even see their faces around a Target store or two.

If you would like to serve as a Beyond Bars mentor to a young girl, contact GSCTX here.

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