Collier County resident and Naples High School graduate Madison Weeks earned Girl Scouting’s highest honor – the Gold Award – with her project titled, How Do I Find the Right Reading Resource?
Weeks’ Gold Award project transformed the disorganized and outdated reading resource room at Golden Terrace Elementary into a cataloged, user-friendly space. She established a check-out system so teachers can find what they need quickly and conveniently. She knows the easier it is for teachers to access resources, the better experience they can provide for their students. Weeks even used personal funds to purchase the school a new set of books.
“The project itself is relatively small on a global scale, but for this one school and community around it, it can make such a big difference,” Weeks concluded.
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.