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Go for the Gold: Jasmine Dantzler '18 Creates KidsGoPlay for Girl Scouts Highest Award
Posted 04/25/2018 05:21PM

Jasmine Dantzler '18 puts on a KidsGoPlay sports event for 5-12 year old students BMHS Senior and Girl Scouts Gold Award candidate, Jasmine Dantzler '18, proposed a project to benefit kids ages five through twelve, giving them the experience of learning and playing sports they might not otherwise get the opportunity to play - all in one day.  Jasmine, a Clinton, Maryland resident, created KidsGoPlay, which highlights eight different sports clinics throughout the day on the BMHS campus.  Recruiting her fellow classmates who play varsity sports as volunteer "experts" for this event, Jasmine organized stations throughout campus that featured sports some students might have played such as basketball, football and soccer; but also provided students with the opportunity to learn and play tennis, track & field, lacrosse, golf and volleyball. Twenty-two students from throughout the area participated in this event that she created, organized, promoted, and recruited last month at BMHS. Jasmine hosted this event as part of achieving her Girl Scout Gold Award.

KidsGoPlay campers experience Track & Field on the BMHS CampusThe Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA, earned by Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Only 5.4% of eligible Girl Scouts successfully earn the Gold Award.

Open only to girls in high school, the Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls—and the most difficult to earn—and it's only available to Girl Scouts. As a Gold Award Girl Scout, you're challenged to change the world—or at least your corner of it. These young women are inspiring leaders whose Gold Award projects are impacting the worlds of STEM, education, agriculture, medicine, and more on a local, national, or global level.

Jasmine, in addition to her work with the Girl Scouts, is her Senior Class President, a member of the National Honor Society as well as the English, Science, Math, and Music Honor Societies. She is a member of our Fine Arts Diploma Endorsement (FADE) program, the Choir Program, Sankofa African Dance Company and both the ACE Mentoring program and the Black Cultural Alliance. 

In the fall, Jasmine will attend Temple University where she has received grant money to help with her education expenses, majoring in Public Health with a focus on Pre-Physical Therapy and Kinesiology. She hopes some day to be a doctor of Physical Therapy.

Congratulations, Jasmine, on your KidsGoPlay project and good luck with your quest for the Girl Scout Gold Award!

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