NAMI is excited to share a new partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to bring more mental health resources to Girl Scouts, their families and the volunteers who work with them.
NAMI has been working closely with GSUSA as subject matter experts for the mental wellness curriculum created for their Junior (4th-5th), Cadette (6th-8th) and Senior (9th-10th) troops. NAMI is also working on a self-led, online course to educate volunteers about mental health and how it affects girls in their organization.
As part of this partnership, NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates will have an opportunity to develop relationships with local Girl Scout councils to provide access to NAMI's resources and expertise. This partnership will build capacity to support the mental well-being of young people, volunteers and families, while providing more resources and experiences to Girl Scout troops. As this partnership develops over the next year, NAMI National will be working with the field to develop best practices and opportunities to partner on a local level.
We are thrilled to be partnering with an organization that is teaching girls how to speak up and bring change to issues that are important to them, much like the members of NAMI. Having Girl Scouts join the mental health movement is just one more sign that what we do matters.
If you'd like to know more about how to work with your local Girl Scout Council, please see our collaboration guide.