What’s Briefly Happening…in July!

. July 1, 2018.

Grant Helps Girl Scouts Give Back

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio received a $10,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Toledo and the Toledo Community Foundation, a gift that will support the community outreach program and enable thousands of local girls to participate in Girl Scouts. The school-based community outreach program engages girls from underserved backgrounds in Girl Scouts during the school day and in the summer. Girl Scouts helps girls gain confidence and grow as leaders, and teaches them about diverse subjects that range from conflict resolution to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. “With support from this grant, we will encourage thousands of local girls to discover themselves and their passions, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. We are thankful to these organizations for their belief in our work and for their investment in Toledo girls,” said Roni Luckenbill, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.

Awarding Toledo School for the Arts

Education information nonprofit GreatSchools has awarded Toledo School for the Arts (TSA) with a 2018 College Success Award in its first report recognizing schools in nine states for commitment to college preparation. GreatSchools pinpointed exceptional high schools based on college preparation, enrollment, and performance. TSA was one of only two charter schools in the state to receive this award. “The Mission of Toledo School for the Arts speaks directly to our commitment to college preparation,” said TSA Director, Doug Mead. “Our faculty do an unbelievable job of preparing our students to succeed long after they graduate.”

“A” is for Art

Local kids can keep busy this summer thanks to a 60-page coloring book created by students at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy. The “A is for Art” book includes coloring pages and activities surrounding each letter of the alphabet, designed entirely by students. The books are available for $5 online (cardinalstritch.org/coloringbook) or at Art Supply Depo in Toledo and Bowling Green. For every book sold, two books will be donated to deserving children throughout the community. This is possible because of a partnership with United Way of Greater Toledo, Buckeye Community Arts Network (BCAN) and The Blade. This is the second year students have designed a coloring book. Last year’s book was delivered to Toledo Children’s Hospital. This year, books will be given to foster children throughout Lucas County in collaboration with Lucas County Family Services.