Vibrant Gold Award Project Calms Patients in Need

Gold Award - Brain Injury + Stroke Recovery

As part of her Gold Award project on Brain Injury and Stroke Recovery, Erin Hill presented staff and patients of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital with seven body socks. These bright, stretchy tools apply pressure on the central nervous system, which can calm individuals and assist with sensory regulation. Often, patients need body socks […]

River Valleys Gold Award Recipient Recognized for Unique Project on Disaster Resilience

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“None of us are immune from life’s challenges. Sometimes these challenges are small, and sometimes [they are] large, but they are often unexpected, unplanned, and sometimes even unimagined. But what if we thought differently? What if we expected these challenges and anticipated how we might be better prepared?” –Sophia Goettke, a River Valleys Gold Award Recipient It […]

Unique Learners Gold Award Project


Rachelle Johnson (far right) with her club’s co-vp’s – Star (middle right) and Evan Thoreson (middle left) – and project advisor, Julie Sowatzka (far left). It is stories like these that remind us what an impact Gold Award projects can have on our communities. We are so thankful to Rachelle for the great work she […]