Monday, October 27, 2014

Anna Krauss Gives a Voice for Those Who Can’t Listen

Girl Scout Gold Award recipient and 2014 National Young Woman of Distinction Anna Krauss from Girl Scouts of Suffolk County lobbied to change the auditory test requirements for deaf students in the New York State Education System.  As a result, the state revised the Test Access Accommodations Guidelines for Students with Disabilities document so it would offer hearing impaired students the ability to use written text during the listening section of the state examination. Check out the below video to hear from Anna about her project!

This year, GSUSA received a record-breaking number of submissions from Girl Scouts across the nation, their Take Action projects tackling a broad spectrum of important issues, from green energy to gender-balanced leadership to sex trafficking. These young women had the courage to dream big and the persistence to make their dreams a reality.