When a Girl Scout earns her Gold Award it is something to brag about. So every now and then we like to highlight the girls who earn them and the communities they are impacting.
Less than five percent of Girl Scouts earn the award, which recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable community service projects that require a minimum of 80 hours to complete.
To earn the award, Lara partnered with Communities in Schools (CIS) to host a four-day wellness camp for middle school students who are socially and economically disadvantaged. The camp covered both mental and physical wellness and included information about exercise and healthy eating, relationship building, financial security and the environment.
“Through my project, I hoped to be able to give those CIS students the knowledge and tools they need to understand and practice wellness each day,” said Lara. “I want them to be confident and successful in all aspects of their lives.”
After graduation, Lara aspires to earn a business degree and attend medical school. Way to go!
To learn more about the Girl Scout Gold Award, visit www.girlscouts.org.