Project Anti-Violence Education

PAVE is an innovative program developed to address the problem of youth violence. Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri developed the PAVE program to help girls grow strong by empowering them to prevent violence in their lives. The program has been delivered to more than 300,000 young people in the jurisdiction since its inception. In 2012-2013, we facilitated PAVE programs in more than 100 schools in Eastern Missouri. Please contact Michelle Johnson at 314.592.2344, for information.

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Transform UR Future

We introduced a new anti-violence initiative called Transform UR Future, or TUF. Through TUF, Girl Scout staff has partnered with trios of schools in St. Louis Public Schools, Ritenour School District, Hannibal Public Schools, Ferguson-Florissant School District, Hazelwood School District and Festus R-VI Schools to bring Girl Scouts and promote a culture of anti-violence in the schools all year long. 

Each high school has a leadership group, called Transformers, and these students serve as mentors to younger kids, receive leadership training and participate in traditional Girl Scout activities like April Showers and the Cookie Program. Each middle school hosts a Be a Friend First (BFF) program series and the girls will also participate in April Showers and Cookie Program. In addition, each school receives PAVE workshops for all students and we award a college scholarship to one worthy high school Transformer each year.

Is your school district interested in being TUF next year?  Please contact Mary Ann Owens at 314.592.2396, for information.


Funding for the PAVE program is generously provided by:

Pershing Charitable Trust

BNSF Railroad Foundation

The Pott Foundation

Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis

US Bancorp

Community Foundation serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri from the Unrestricted Endowment Fund