Thursday, March 11, 2010

Project to Solve the Problem with Illiteracy Earns Gold Award

Sabrina responded to a call for help in her community with her Gold Award project—the problem of illiteracy. Working in conjunction with the Alabama Literacy Council, the Children’s Literacy Guild of Alabama and the Birmingham Junior League, over 30,000 books from the Birmingham area were collected to combat illiteracy. Sabrina served as the resource person for the Oak Mountain community and raised a total of 2,650 books to contribute to the book drive. She accomplished this by promoting her project through e-newsletters and posters at schools, and by setting up collection bins for donations. She coordinated a team of friends and family to gather, sort and distribute the books. “This project taught me that I can perform under pressure, not to procrastinate, and to be more proactive to anticipate ‘surprises’ that may arise with any given task,” said Sabrina.

Sabrina currently attends Oak Mountain High School as a junior and is the daughter of Bob and Priscilla of Indian Springs.