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Sugar Land Girl Scout promotes inner beauty at Star of Hope to earn Gold Award
Houston, TX – Girl Scout Sabra W. inspired the women at Star of Hope to ace job interviews to earn Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts achieve this national recognition.
“I feel that I've inspired the women at Star of Hope to overcome obstacles in their life and help them realize that they are beautiful,” said Sabra, a 2014 graduate of Episcopal High School. “By hearing their individual stories and their common fear of not being accepted, I saw how their lives are unpredictable and appreciate how their struggles have made them each stronger. I realize that it is important to have confidence and inner security because it is hard for others to accept you when you do not accept yourself.”
The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to Go Gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.
“Women constantly doubt themselves, and these women especially have warped views on how they see themselves,” said Sabra. “I wanted to boost their self-confidence and respect while providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to help them shine during the interview process as they return to the corporate world.”
For her project, Sabra led a team of volunteers in planning and hosting a class at the Star of Hope to promote self-confidence and teach skills necessary for getting a job. She collected over forty women's suits for the Star of Hope community closet for the women to use for job interviews. Nineteen women attended the class.
“I have seen Sabra's leadership skills improve,” said Jimmy and Sabrina W., Sabra's parents. “I've also noticed that when speaking in public she has a lot more confidence. I'm proud that she has accomplished a great deal in such a small amount of time.”
Sabra was a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years. At Episcopal High School (EHS) she was a member of the softball team, color guard, Student Admissions, Diversity in Action, the EHS Ensemble, and the EHS Onstage Production Company. She plans to attend college following graduation to study biology and follow the pre-med track.
About Girl Scouts of San Jacinto CouncilGirl 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 70,000 girl members and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.
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