GSGLA Gold Award Girl Scout Named 2017 National Young Woman of Distinction
For her Gold Award project, GSGLA Ambassador Yue worked to educate communities in China about the importance of sanitation in hospitals. After moving to the United States in 2014 as an exchange student from China, Yue learned the importance of clean hands. She realized doctors at local clinics in her community back in China did not wash or sanitize their hands in between seeing patients, and sanitizer was not commonly used or available in China.
That’s when she took action by collecting donations of bottles of hand sanitizer. She then created posters and hundreds of brochures in both English and Chinese, hosted four lectures in community schools, and spent five days observing the local citizens. Because of her efforts, the local government is now sponsoring this project by providing hand sanitizer to local community hospitals every month.
This inspiring project led to Yue's selection as one of the top ten Gold Award Girl Scouts in the country, and she was named a Young Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts of the USA. What an incredible impact.
This G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ really knows how to take a problem and turn it into an opportunity for change!