I am also a very active participant in Girl Scouts and as a current ninth grader, I have the opportunity to try and achieve my Gold Award, which is the highest Girl Scout Honor. For my Gold Award project, I decided to take my current STEM program at La Fuerza and expand it globally! I am working with the Girl Scout organization as well as with my Girl Scout leader to find new ways to expand this project to be available to anyone, all around the world My program curriculum can be shared worldwide and is adaptable to being used in person, over video conference, or over the web. I will create an online curriculum which will be added to my Instagram, YouTube, and Webpages and this can be shared all over the country and the globe.
Throughout both of these programs, I have really come to know the staff and families at the program and have been involved in setting up various activities for them to be a part of the community. From celebrating holidays at the Quaker Meeting House with them to playing in the park or watching movies, it is such a rewarding feeling to watch them grow in all their different skills. Even if none of these students pursue science, the skills of developing curiosity, asking questions, and keeping an open mind will translate into anything they might do in the future!