Apr 4, 2019

Beyond Bars Featured in A Mighty Girl

To celebrate the 107th Birthday of Girl Scouts on March 12th, A Mighty Girl, the foremost website dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls, featured the Beyond Bars Program on their blog.

The article shared the history and impact of the program, which started in 1992 as a partnership between Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women and has grown to 17 Girl Scout councils throughout the U.S.

We are also happy to announce that Girl Scouts of Central Maryland has been awarded a grant by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. to fund a pilot program for girls in nontraditional settings. GSCM’s project will take Girl Scout programming to girls in juvenile detention.

Currently, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars is serving 33 girls. Over the past 25 years, more than 400 girls have been given the support they need as they cope with the loss of a parent and the isolation that comes from the stigma of their mothers’ involvement in the criminal justice system.

Your commitment to Girl Scouts Beyond Bars helps us ensure that ALL girls in central Maryland have the opportunity to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

Jan 3, 2019

Girls of Incarcerated Mothers Get Some Holiday Joy

For many people, including children with parents in prison, the holidays can be a rough time of year. In an effort to bring some holiday joy, singer John Legend and his organization, FreeAmerica, partnered with Build-A-Bear to provide gifts for some of these children, including 35 Girl Scouts from GSCM's Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) program.

 

The bears were distributed to the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars troop members at the second of their bi-monthly meetings on December 15th at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women (MCIW).

 

In the card that comes with the bears, Legend says, “I hope you feel supported and loved this holiday season.”

 

Currently, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars is serving 35 girls. Over the past 25 years, more than 400 girls have been given the support they need as they cope with the loss of a parent and the isolation that comes from the stigma of their mothers’ involvement in the criminal justice system.

 

Your commitment to Girl Scouts Beyond Bars helps us ensure that ALL girls in central Maryland have the opportunity to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

Oct 9, 2018

Girl Scout Investiture Celebrated at MCIW

On September 29, 2018, the mothers at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women looked on with pride as their daughters were invested and rededicated.

Girls who are new to the Beyond Bars Program were invested into the Girl Scout family for the first time and received their Girl Scout pins. The rededication was an opportunity for returning girls and adults to renew their commitment to the Girl Scout Promise and Law. 

During the ceremony, girls received new uniforms and patches that they earned the previous year in skill areas such as STEM, outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship.

Currently, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars is serving 29 girls and 19 mothers. Over the past 25 years, more than 400 girls have been given the support they need as they cope with the loss of a parent and the isolation that comes from the stigma of their mothers’ involvement in the criminal justice system.

Your commitment to Girl Scouts Beyond Bars helps us ensure that ALL girls in central Maryland have the opportunity to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

 
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