According to the report from the Girl Scout Research Institute, Exploring Girls’ Leadership, girls believe that being a leader means making a difference in the world. It means
focusing on helping others and making a commitment to fight against social injustices. The Violet Richardson Award program recognizes young women ages 14-17 for demonstrating
leadership by identifying an issue that is important to them in their communities and the world and addressing it through their volunteer efforts. In addition to recognizing young
women for their efforts to make the world a better place, the program provides recipients with leadership opportunities to encourage and support them to continue their work as
Leadership for these girls is defined as having identified a social, political and/or economic need, locally or globally, and taking action to address the need and bring about positive
change. This award is based solely on the applicant’s volunteer work and leadership qualities. This award is an opportunity to honor a girl who might not otherwise receive
recognition. She may not be the best student, thebest athlete, or the most popular girl in school, but she is committed to making the world a better place. The amount is $600 cash award that goes to a 14-17 year old girl who volunteers in her community to make her community and world a better place.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
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