Girl Scouts partners for inclusion program

MARQUETTE – The National Inclusion Project has partnered Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) to implement Let’s ALL Play-Inclusion in Recreational Programs.

The partnership will bring GSNWGL’s inclusion initiatives another step forward, ensuring that girls with cognitive, social, and emotional disabilities continue to be integrated into the Girl Scout leadership program where they will learn new skills, participate in activities, and interact with others for an inclusive Girl Scout experience.

The partnership will also provide training and resources to GSNWGL’s inclusion staff who in turn will educate volunteers and girls about various disabilities and how to ensure that every girl is included in Girl Scout activities.

As part of this initiative, the National Inclusion Project has awarded GSNWGL $10,000.

“Inclusion has always been of high importance to the Girl Scout organization, even from its founding years,” said Gwen Taylor, director of innovation and program. “The Let’s ALL Play program is a way for us to ensure that every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout has a positive experience and feels comfortable, welcome, and understood. The National Inclusion Project is making this possible for us and countless other organizations across the country and we are grateful.”

The National Inclusion Project is a national nonprofit organization that creates awareness, provides services, and funds programs for people of all abilities with the goal to create an environment for children where inclusion is embraced.