About Meeting Street: Since its founding in 1946, Meeting Street has been on the vanguard of educational and developmental best practice for children with special needs. Located in Providence, RI with a second campus in Dartmouth, MA, Meeting Street offers a continuum of educational and developmental services for children and their families unlike any organization in the region. Serving more than 5,000 children and families per year, Meeting Street’s mission is to empower children to thrive by fostering the development of the whole child. The Grace School, our K-8 school, is a model of inclusive education known for its flexible and dynamic approach to learning in which students with disabilities and those without learn, play and work together to achieve their social and academic goals.
The GSSNE Donor Spotlight: Lianne Pinheiro
Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England would like to recognize a very special donor, Lianne Pinheiro. Lianne is a former GSSNE staff member, a current donor, a Camp Hoffman Alum, and a member of the Juliette Gordon Low Planned Giving Society. She also volunteers in GSSNE's annual Virginia Moss-Newhall campaign to help support extended learning troops in Girl Scout after school programs.
Most recently, Lianne was trained as Troop Leader and now leads Daisy Troop 47 in Providence along with her co-leader Gail (pictured below). What many may not know is that Daisy Troop 47 is the first Girl Scout Troop ever established at Meeting Street encompassing girls with and without special needs.
The Daisy Girl Scouts from the troop all attend The Grace School and are thrilled to be a part of such a groundbreaking troop! There are currently nine girls registered in the troop and through participation in the cookie program, the girls have set a goal to take a field trip to the Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park Zoo!
We want to thank Lianne for her continued and unending support of our Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
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