Through direct and indirect programming, GSNMT offers girls valuable life skills and opportunities. Our product sales programs offer girls tools and training to develop five specific skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Each of these skills will benefit girls throughout their lives.
Other initiatives GSNMT has chosen to support include outdoor programming, health and wellness, BFF (our anti-bullying program), STEM, Older Girl Programming, and Mentoring. Each of these initiatives are designed to address gaps and/or obstacles our New Mexico Girl Scouts are facing.
In New Mexico, about 28% of school-age girls are living in poverty.
About 31% of girls 10 to 17 are overweight or obese.
Roughly 15% of girls ages 6 to 17 have experienced neighborhood violence.
- STEM — To increase the awareness STEM careers and increase female representation in the future.
- Health and Wellness — To address New Mexico health statistics as they relate to obesity and physical activity.
- Be a Friend First (BFF) — To address the bullying factors that take place in schools.
- Outdoor Programming — To engage girls in outdoor experiences, camp, state park visits, and other such active lifestyle choices.
- Older Girl Initiatives — To reduce the number of girls that leave Girl Scouts as they grow older and provide engaging programs that are girl lead.
- Mentoring — To provide mentoring experiences that expand the possibilities for each girl as she explores what is available to her and has the support and guidance of mentors in the experience.
As the premier leadership organization for girls, Girl Scouts is committed to ensuring that all girls develop to their full potential.