Girl Scout, Asrielle Allen, has shown what it means to be a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader (G.I.R.L.). By sharing her passion for leadership with other girls, she has earned the highest award in Girl Scouts, the Gold Award!
Asrielle has always been passionate about leadership and knew that she wanted to share her skills with other girls. She created Girls Leading the Way, a student organization for girls at Rock Island High School.
Through the student organization, girls learned to become aware of their talents, utilize them in leadership positions, and then teach other girls to do the same. To share their message, Girls Leading the Way members organized a conference for younger girls at Rock Island elementary schools.
“I feel as though a lesson is truly solidified when the girls are confident enough to not just share what they learned, but to lead and teach others to do the same,” says Asrielle. “The leadership and self-awareness skills instilled in girls will travel with them wherever they go in life.”
Although Asrielle graduates in May, Girls Leading the Way will continue to grow and thrive. Girls Leading the Way has been approved as an official student organization by Rock Island High School’s school board. She has already trained two fellow classmates to take over the club when attends college in the fall. As of now, Girls Leading the Way consists of more than twenty girls and she hopes that it continues to gain members.
By sharing her knowledge and positive outlook with others, Asirelle has made a difference in many lives. She says, “It is an amazing feeling knowing that I have accomplished what I dreamed to do.”
Like a Girl Scout Asrielle took the lead and helped other girls to become empowered as leaders as well.