Sarah attends Church of God of Prophecy in High Point and created a program called “My Little Readers Club” as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. Working alongside her stepfather and a team of volunteers, Sarah has donated four Little Free Libraries around High Point, including one at Goldston Park (1302 South Elm Street, High Point). She’s also collected donations of over 800 books to stock them and volunteers her time reading to children in second to sixth grades at Growing the Distance and Sprouts.
“Through this project I found my passion helping my community and the youth,” said Sarah. “I have been a Girl Scout since first grade and have developed my skills in community service over those years,” said Sarah. “I am in the twelfth grade now and working on the part of my Gold Award. My project focuses on encouraging literacy and a love for reading at an early age and my topic for research was helping children of color and kids who do not have access to books. Kids can eventually lose the inspiration for reading as they get older, leading to grammar, literacy and comprehension problems. I want them to have books they can relate to and to help build that love for reading.”
Sarah, from all of us at High Point Parks & Recreation: thank you for your support of literacy and the youth of our community and the donation of a Little Free Library at Goldston Park!