Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work hard to build a better world. As Girl Scouts discover their strengths and rise to new challenges, they develop the confidence to turn ideas into action. Girl Scout Ambassador Susie has a passion for fine arts, and earned the Girl Scout Gold Award by completing a service project in which she helped to introduce her community to fine arts experiences.
Susie took the initiative to create opportunities for other kids to explore and appreciate various forms of art by organizing a public event, “More Than Art — A Fine Arts Con.” Her mission was to introduce the fine arts experience to her community, with a focus on elementary, middle, and high school students. That vision became a reality through her hard work!
She coordinated with the Currituck County Family YMCA to plan and host the event, where families were invited to participate in several hands-on fine arts experiences. More than 300 guests rotated through activity tables where volunteers were on hand to guide them through offerings such as crocheting, origami, and painting.
“There is a lot of emphasis on sports in our community, as with most communities,” Ayres said. “But, there’s a whole other group of people who enjoy art, and there aren’t enough opportunities in our area to explore that. The most successful part of my project was exposing the kids to fine arts and letting them know that art is so much more than crafts and painting. They were able to express themselves through many different mediums such as photography, costuming, crocheting, self-care, theater, music, and the list goes on.”
Susie’s event was a fantastic way to inspire creativity and foster a love for the arts in her community. By providing a platform for children to learn about various art forms, Susie helped them develop their artistic skills and nurtured their passion for creativity. This event also had another lasting impact; the Currituck Family YMCA Teen Advisory Committee has committed to a partnership with the Currituck County Arts Council to sustain and improve the event for future years.
2/18/2024: Susie was featured on the front page of The Coastland Times.
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