Girl Scout raises money for school mental health

Girl Scout raises money for school mental health
Girl Scout AwardDevyn Britton, an Arlington Girl Scout, raised $800 to help with mental health in local schools. Arlington High School, Weston High School, Post Middle School and Haller Middle each received $200 for resources that will help with student mental health.

“I’ve personally struggled with mental health issues over the last two years and I wanted to provide resources to other students who may also be having challenges,” said Britton. “This is a very important topic to address and to remove the stigma around it.”

Britton raised the money as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award, similar to the Scouts BSA Eagle Scout Award. She developed a clothing swap project and silent auction in August where people could donate. The money was used for different resources at the schools, like self-care journals and fidgets.

“Many students are having trouble adjusting to school after being at home for the better part of two years,” said Jennifer Peters, Haller Middle School Counselor. “It’s impressive that a student has awareness of mental health in schools and is doing something about it. These resources will really help students.”

Britton attended Sno-Isle Tech the past two years and is currently attending college at Eastern Washington University where she hopes to earn a business degree.