The girls spent time understanding the needs of Lawrence residents and evaluating different non-profit organizations in the area. After finishing the program, they made their decision, awarding the HSYPI grant to Family Services.
“We identified community needs such as teen pregnancy and child abuse,” one troop member said. “Family Services helps find solutions to these problems and other issues in our city.”
The 13-week program culminated on May 30 with a check ceremony at the Lawrence Boys & Girls Club. Troop 51145 described the grant awarding process, which included meeting with four non-profit organizations, and how they came to their ultimate decision. Afterwards, they presented a check for $5,000 to Family Services Executive Director Elizabeth Sweeney and board member Judith Holt.