“As the first Girl Scout troop in New York designed specifically for homeless girls, Troop 6000 began in February as a modest effort to help bring a sense of community, if not normalcy, to the 100 families with children who lived in a Queens shelter…”-The Christian Science Monitor
Girls living in a homeless shelter in New York City have found hope and friendship through the creation of their own Girl Scouts Troop. It all started with one homeless mother, Giselle Burgess,wanting to create something positive for her girls and others living in a homeless shelter and now there is funding for Girl Scout Troops to be established in an additional 14 homeless shelters in NYC.
Troop 6000 appeared on The View and received some special support:
Do you feel like you could use some positive news lately? While researching for another post I can across this image on Creative Commons of President Obama greeting a group of Girl Scouts [six years old] from Tulsa, Oklahoma at the 2015 White House Science Fair in the Red Room, March 23, 2015. The girls used Lego pieces and designed a battery-powered page turner to help people who are paralyzed or have arthritis. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
I love the super hero capes and the sign on the table which reads: ‘Girls Change The World.’
Another image from 2014 White House Fair, Girls in Stem. Photo of Brownie Troop who invented Flood Proof Bridge out of Legos:
President Barack Obama talks with students and views their projects during the 2014 White House Science Fair in the Blue Room of the White House, May 27, 2014. The fair celebrates the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)