ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) --- Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois win a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assistance grant. GSNI is one of the four winners in the state.
With the grant, GSNI hopes to combat human trafficking in the Stateline. The grant will be used to create a development of healthy relationships program that will target at risk girls.
The program will explore healthy intimate relationships and awareness and prevention of human trafficking.
"We've actually been piloting this program already and we have a pre and a post survey. We bring a video with facilitation, we ask specific questions about the girls and what they're understood. Then we ask them if there's any way that they'd like to be a leader in this," says GSNI CEO Fiona Cummings.
The program will be free of charge for girls ages 10 to 15.