2024 Young Woman of Distinction: Lizzie Cook

2024 Young Woman of Distinction: Lizzie Cook

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan is pleased to honor Lizzie Cook with the most prestigious award in the world for girls: the Girl Scout Gold Award. Lizzie is among 15 young women who have made a difference in each of their respective communities through sustainable, community change projects. Due to her extraordinary leadership, Lizzie also earned the title of GSSEM’s Young Woman of Distinctionwith a $3000 scholarship to further her education.

Lizzie’s project helps teens with ADHD increase focus and decrease stress through creative activities. On the website she created, www.create4focus.com, teens can connect and learn about ADHD and art therapy, while learning about the science that links art therapy to increased focus, stress reduction, and increased self-esteem.

Using video tutorials of art activities on the Create4Focus YouTube channel, teens from 16 counties worldwide have been creating their own art therapy.

In addition, Lizzie provided Art Therapy for ADHD Starter Packs to 21 high schools, including 11 in Michigan and 10 in the nation’s largest school districts.

Lizzie is a Junior at Detroit Country Day Upper School and is a Juliette Girl Scout.

Find out more about the 2024 Young Woman of Distinction and her award-winning project from Lizzie herself on the GSSEM YouTube channel.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Back To Top