Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan honors Jehnya Footitt with the…
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan honors Morgan Sieloff with the most prestigious award in the world for girls: the Girl Scout Gold Award. Morgan, of Okemos, is among 13 young women who have taken the initiative to bettering their communities through sustainable community change projects. The time and commitment they’ve dedicated towards these projects prove they’re true leaders and exceptional examples for all girls to look up to.
The Gold Award is Girl Scout’s highest honor and is presented to Girl Scouts who address a community issue or problem they are passionate about. They’re required to spend a minimum of 80 hours investigating the problem, creating a plan, and implementing it.
For her Gold Award project, Morgan took action to give the senior citizens in her community a resource to art projects and its benefits for many years to come. Seeing senior citizens spend too much time on their screens, Morgan worked to provide an alternate opportunity for them to spend their leisure time. She researched the benefits of art and created projects that can be easily accessible on her website, on the senior center website, or at senior living residences. Morgan also included a way for senior citizens to experience art from home with virtual art museum tours and gallery walk-throughs. By partnering with nine different local senior living facilities and recreation centers, Morgan was able to distribute physical and virtual art projects throughout her community.
“No matter the obstacles you encounter, you’re still capable of accomplishing goals.”