Supporting Youth in Southern New Mexico and West Texas
The Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest serves close to 2,500 girls from kindergarten through high school in southern New Mexico and West Texas, with more than half of our members living in El Paso. By engaging young girls in community service, outdoor activities, exploration, and entrepreneurship programming year-round, the Girl Scouts is empowering girls in the region to tap into their leadership potential, gain life-long skills, and give back to their local communities. Participants also gain some impressive badges along the way. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Girl Scouts can learn, volunteer, and stay fit by participating in virtual activities with their troops. We also offer financial assistance so that all girls who want to participate can do so regardless of their financial situation.
The Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest has been a member of the BOOST Network since 2015. The BOOST Network has enabled our organization to take a leadership role in the Paso del Norte’s OST community. The BOOST Network has provided our employees with professional development opportunities and allowed the organization to tap into communities that have not been previously served, so more girls can engage in our programming.
“We are proud to participate in the BOOST Network,” said Iris Maraboto, Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest’s Director of Mission Delivery. “Through it, we get to communicate with other groups doing similar work in Cd. Juarez and Las Cruces and to take advantage of so many opportunities, outlets, and tools that we wouldn’t have known about otherwise. It is enlightening to be in contact with so many different groups that all have the same goal: serving youth.”