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Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania Earns Nonprofit Innovation Award for Girls GO STEM Program

Members of the leadership team and board of directors of Girls Scouts in the Heart of PA proudly show off the Nonprofit Innovation Awards certificate for its Girls Go STEM program.

April 12, 2018 (HARRISBURG, Pa.)– Girls Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) is pleased to announce its Girls Go STEM program was recognized as the winner in the Program category, at the Central Penn Business Journal’s 2018 Nonprofit Innovation Awards event held Thursday, April 12th at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg.

Joining 14 other exemplary non-profit program finalists in the category, GSHPA’s Girls Go STEM program was selected as the top offering in the Program category by a panel of community leaders and non-profit executives. Finalists in the category were selected for having created and implemented programs or events locally to increase the effectiveness of their mission.  In addition to earning the top Program category award, GSHPA will receive a monetary award to be used to support local programming.  

“Receiving the Nonprofit Innovation Award for our Girls Go STEM program honors our board members, volunteers, girls, sponsors and staff for their tenacious efforts to deliver visionary programming to girls,“ said Ellen M. Kyzer, MPA, president and CEO of Girls Scouts in the Heart of PA.

The complete list of finalists for the 2018 Nonprofit Innovation Awards - Program Category, is included here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region | Dauphin County

Byrnes Health Education Center | York/Lancaster County

Family First Health | York County

Gemma's Angels | Dauphin County

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania | Dauphin County-named winner of category

Girls on the Run Capital Area | Cumberland County

Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society | Dauphin County

Hoffman Homes for Youth | Adams County

Hospice & Community Care | Lancaster County

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra | Lancaster County

Rainbow's End Youth Services | Lancaster County

Randi's House of Angels | Cumberland County

Susquehanna Folk Music Society | York County

The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region | Dauphin County

TrueNorth Wellness Services | York County


The 2018 Nonprofit Innovation Awards are made possible by a partnership of the Central Penn Business Journal, the Lancaster County Community Foundation, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), and the York County Community Foundation. The program sponsors include: First National Bank; Maher Duessel; Philadelphia Insurance Companies; Temple University Harrisburg; UPMC HealthPlan and Engle Printing & Publishing.

About Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania provides the character-building benefits of girl scouting to more than 17,000 girls across 30 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The organization’s mission and long-term goal is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. For more information, visit