Girls Incorporated is a 501 nonprofit organization that focuses on giving confidence to girls. Since 1945, Girls Incorporated has focused on responding to the changing needs of girls in their communities.
The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA), commonly called in America as simply the Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. GSUSA aims to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, entrepreneurship, and citizenship through activities including camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. Girl Scouts' achievements are recognized through rank advancement and by various special awards such as the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.
WISEPlace transforms the lives of approximately 90 women each year, by providing safe, affordable transitional housing, healthy meals, financial-empowerment curriculum and employment assistance, to help women move from homelessness and hopelessness to self-reliance. Case managers provide personalized counseling to help each woman overcome issues that led to unemployment and homelessness.
WISE hosted "Cookie University" attended by scouts ages 13 to 16. The focus was financial literacy - setting life goals, budgeting and the fundamentals of investing. WISE also hosted “Cookie Plan” for the younger scouts - ages 5 on up! More than 300 scouts passed through our room. What a great day!