Bank of America Charitable Foundation gives local Girl Scouts $5,000 to develop Classroom to Career program!

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Show us the (grant) money! Bank of America presents San Gorgonio Council with a giant check for $5,000 to develop workplace and education programs.
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Girls toured the Sheriff’s department in June.

We are happy to announce that our Council is one of nearly two dozen nonprofit Inland organizations to receive grant money from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation!

A total of $216,500 will be given to 21 local groups to help people better their financial situations. These workforce development grants will support services such as financial education, job skills training and business counseling.

For Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio specifically, the Bank of America grant will sponsor our Classroom to Career program.

“Classroom to Career aims to empower girls from underserved communities to make more informed decisions regarding their education and career choices, and begin to see themselves in a leadership role,” said Knea Hawley, GSSGC’s Director of Alumnae Engagement.

Girl Scout Alumnae will play a large role in developing these opportunities for our girls.

Cathy Paredes and Christopher Palmer of Bank of America kicked off the Classroom to Career summer tour with a check for $5,000 to the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council. This allows us to offer the program to middle and high school girls for free!

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Girls conducted a mock city council meeting in April. They also worked closely with elected officials.

Classroom to Career has completed three workplace tours this year: San Bernardino City Council, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department and Rialto Fire Department. More exciting behind-the-scenes tours are scheduled for BNSF Railways, Redlands Daily Facts, Fiesta Village and San Bernardino County Information Services.

Thank you Bank of America for supporting the future of local girls!

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