Sarasota County resident and Pine View School graduate Bianca Carey earned Girl Scouting’s highest honor—the Gold Award—with her project titled PeaceJam.
PeaceJam is an international organization empowering youth to create positive change in their communities. Compelled by their mission, Bianca decided to establish a PeaceJam club at Sarasota Suncoast Academy, a local middle school. She designs and delivers the curriculum at their meetings. Her club has celebrated UN Human Rights Day, started a random-acts-of-kindness initiative, collected donations that Bianca hand delivered to Panama, and planned a Day Without Hate event.
“Thanks to my Gold Award, I am happy to say that I, along with the students, have mastered the art of brainstorming and developing an action plan.”
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.