Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to announce Amelia Alexander of Rochester, NY, as a 2021 Gold Award Girl Scout. Amelia is from Troop 60825 and has been a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years.
What Amelia said about Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts has helped me embrace diversity and has made me a more well-rounded and confident person.
Project: Mural About Teen Issues
In the town of Greece, I collaborated with the Principal and Assistant Principal at my high school to paint a mural depicting the top three teen issues and ways to help remedy them. I noticed that there is a lack of awareness in both parents and teens about teen issues, and that is what I wanted to address.
First, I conducted a school-wide survey to figure out which teen issues I should highlight and the results were: stress, body image, and depression. I chose to paint the mural on a piece of plywood instead of a wall so it could be easily transported or mounted, which also made it possible to continue working after the school closed due to COVID-19.
My goal was to increase awareness of these teen issues and provide a foundation for parents and teens to start to address them, so I included a written summary of each issue and its solutions after I finished painting.Continue reading