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2018 Recipient

Madeline Salvatierra

North Tustin, CA | 17

2018 Award Recipient

Madeline Salvatierra loves summer camp, a place where she made lifelong memories. When she realized youth from low-income backgrounds don’t have access to the same positive experiences that shape their development, Madeline decided to unite her love of camp with her desire to empower at-risk children. Through her Girl Scout Gold Award-winning project, Camps to Explore and Empower (CEE), Madeline has enabled low-income youth to pursue their dream careers. Now entering its third year, CEE provides more than 40 hands-on activities that help at-risk youth ages 6-12 explore careers in science, art, law, cooking, language/tourism, sports, business, computer science, and more through an easily-implemented model available to any youth-serving organization. Madeline has created guidebooks to help accelerate the process of expanding CEE across the country. She also plans to develop an after-school program to support young people exploring their passions all year round.

Camps to Explore and Empower (CEE)

Madeline unites her love of summer camp with her desire to empower at-risk children through her Girl Scout Gold Award-winning project, Camps to Explore and Empower (CEE). CEE enables low-income youth, ages 6-12, to pursue their dream careers through 40+ hands-on activities exploring multiple fields through an easily-implemented model available to any youth-serving organization. CEE offers guidebooks to expand their work across the country and is developing an after-school program.