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Troop 6000 is a Girl Scout troop specially designed to serve girls in the New York City Shelter System.
We're just getting started, but our long-term goal is to expand this program across New York City so that each week, on the same day and at the same time, Troop 6000 will meet in shelters across the city. Meetings will be led by trained troop leaders – women also living in the Shelter System.
We invite you to help us ensure that girls and women in the New York City Shelter System have the opportunity to enjoy all that Girl Scouting has to offer.
At Girl Scouts of Greater New York, we are motivated by a powerful mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
However, for girls living in the New York City Shelter System, Girl Scouting has the potential to provide much more:
Training to be a troop leader helps women develop skills in communication, organization, presentation, and more.
Research has shown that Girl Scout alumnae have a stronger sense of self, achieve higher levels of education, and are more likely to reach a higher socio-economic status.
Every girl in the five boroughs of New York City deserves a chance to reach her full potential: to have her eyes opened to possibilities for college and careers, to make loving and supportive friends, to learn from caring female mentors, and to chart her own course to achieve her goals.
That’s what Troop 6000 is all about.
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