Sports Workshop for Children with Special Needs – Lauren Sinopoli

Lauren Sinopoli, a current senior at Westlake High School, was motivated to take her passion for soccer and translate it to meet a community need. She noticed that her local recreational programs did not offer sports-related activities for children with special needs, and immediately found the inspiration for her Gold Award project. Hoping to establish … Continue reading Sports Workshop for Children with Special Needs – Lauren Sinopoli

Today’s Girls, Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

November 19th is National Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and we are celebrating the girls today who are making great strides towards becoming the go-getters of tomorrow! While research shows that girls are actively interested in becoming entrepreneurs, developing financially stable futures, and using their skills to make an impact on the world, many feel they lack … Continue reading Today’s Girls, Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Leadership Competencies for High School Students – Riley Dart

Central Coast New Tech High School in Nipomo, CA, is unique to the other schools in its area. The institution utilizes Project Based Learning (PBL), an instructional approach that shifts away from teacher-centered instruction and instead emphasizes student-centered projects. Instead of the traditional lecture format where students are often left wondering, “Why are we learning … Continue reading Leadership Competencies for High School Students – Riley Dart

Renewing the Terraces and Trails Cinque Terre – Emily Calkins

In January of 2018 after a brutal series of fires and subsequent rainfall, devastating mudslides occurred in the city of Montecito. Less than 20 minutes away lies Carpinteria, where Emily Calkins was in her junior year at Cate School. As her community struggled to rebuild after the natural disaster, she couldn’t help but be grateful … Continue reading Renewing the Terraces and Trails Cinque Terre – Emily Calkins

The Dos & Don’ts of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards

By making a difference in their communities and the world beyond, Girl Scouts are able to gain valuable life experience, skills, and earn Girl Scout’s Highest Awards. These special recognitions are the result of taking initiative and creating lasting change, all while supporting issues girls care about. Juniors are eligible to earn the Bronze Award, … Continue reading The Dos & Don’ts of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards