Charlotte County resident and Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School graduate Anne LeVasseur has earned Girl Scouting’s highest honor – the Gold Award – with her project titled, Good Night, All.
Compelled to provide foster children with a sense of ownership and comfort, LeVasseur partnered with local churches, clubs, and businesses to organize and collect hundreds of pajamas to help foster children have a good night’s sleep. LeVasseur also hosted a tour of speaking engagements where she encouraged volunteers to consider representing foster children’s best interests in court through the Guardian ad Litem Program.
“It is important to me to help those in need and to work to make my community a better place. I know my project has made a difference in the lives of children,” explained LeVasseur.
The Girl Scout Gold Award, open to high school Girl Scouts, recognizes girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through take-action projects with sustainable impact in their communities. The Gold Award is so prestigious that some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award Girl Scouts, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.