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I (Gabriella G.) am the founder of Define Yourself.  I am currently a Junior in high school. I have been involved in Girl Scouts for ten years. The idea of this project started three years old when I had the opportunity to design a project called TLC Bedtime Bags. I assembled over dozens of bedtime bags to help foster children get through their first night in foster care. Through this project, I was able to learn more about foster care, the things these children experience, and how it affects them. I decided to create an event called "Define Yourself" as my Gold Award project.  This event is centered on helping foster teens find their worth and their value in the world. I am very fortunate to have grown up in a loving and supportive home with parents by my side. Unfortunately, many foster teens have a hard time finding support and tools to succeed. I will make it my mission to help my peers receive the resources they need to prosper in their life. Everyone deserves a chance to succeed in this world.  I am excited to launch a program in January, 2021 that can provide support and resources for foster teens all over the state of Florida.

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