Going for Gold: After-School Poetry Program

Celebrating 100 Years

This year is a thrilling and historical year for Girl Scouting, the 100-year anniversary of the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn, now called the Gold Award.

On June 13, 2016, we will be celebrating girls who earn the Gold Award in its centennial year at the Massachusetts State House. As we gear up for this exciting event, we will profile these Girl Scouts about to earn their award. Their projects have already made a sustainable and positive impact on their communities, and the girls stand as shining examples of meaningful leadership.

Grace Sowyrda Poetry Program

Grace and the students in the poetry program

Noticing a lack of creative programs at her school and in her hometown, Grace of Medfield started an after-school poetry program for middle and elementary school students. Her goal was to provide a safe and fun environment for students to learn and connect with each other through their poetry. She also created a website that provides ideas to incorporate poetry into school curriculums, which she shared with the Medfield middle and elementary school teachers. Grace also connected children, teens and adults through poetry readings at the Medfield Public Library and Senior Center.

We love how Grace turned her passion for poetry into a space for others to learn about this creative art!

Looking for an opportunity to unleash your creative side? Sample workshops on art, music, literacy and performance at Express Yourself: Creative Arts Program on Sunday, March 20 in Tewksbury, MA. Register by March 6!


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