@Girl Scouts’ 2011 National Young Woman of Distinction helps refugees from #Bhutan

This gal is one of a number of young women who are being honored at the upcoming Girl Scouts’ conference here in LA. She’s inspirational. (Thanks, Mary)
Vrinda

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California

Vrinda.jpgThe project: R.E.S.P.E.C.T Club
Vrinda’s Sacramento community had experienced an influx of refugees from Bhutan, Nepal, and India. Vrinda discovered that many of the teen refugees were attending her high school, and she felt it was her responsibility to stand up and help these teens assimilate to a new culture. She created an after-school tutoring club for the teen refugees and collected thousands of books to form “mini libraries” for their homes. Vrinda also scheduled weekend classes to help students catch up and move ahead in coursework.

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