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Amber Childres
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Girl Scout tutors students at Mission of Yahweh, earns Gold Award

HOUSTON (Feb. 16, 2010) – Girl Scout Senior Isabel C. tutored students in computers, math and science at Mission of Yahweh to earn the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition.

“I learned the importance of extensive planning, dedication, working as an individual and as part of a team,” says Isabel, a senior at Memorial High School. “I also had the opportunity to further develop my leadership skills.”

Earning the Gold Award is a significant honor that requires recipients to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, career planning, community involvement and personal development. It takes more than 100 service hours and two to three years of intensive work to complete the award requirements, which include planning and completing a project that is a service to the community.

“I chose this project because I enjoy working with children and helping to positively impact the lives of students,” explains Isabel. “I also enjoy working in my community and giving back to those who help children and young adults.”

Isabel planned, organized and taught students of all ages at the Mission of Yahweh’s House of Joy summer camp. Her lessons focused on computers, math and science, with the goal of preparing students for the upcoming school year. Isabel led 15 volunteers during her project and impacted the lives of over 60 students.

“Isabel has learned to see the potential in people and situations,” says Cheyenne C., Isabel’s mother. “She learned that life is not always fair, but opportunities do exist and when utilized, anyone can succeed.”

At Memorial High School, Isabel is a member of Mustang Outreach Bunch, Mu Alpha Theta, Academic Challenge, was named a Top 20 Junior in her class and is an AP Scholar with Honor. Following graduation, Isabel plans to attend college to study chemical engineering.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 72,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

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