Congratulations to the GUTS (Girls Using Their Strengths) Service Club from Missoula, Montana for being selected as Club of the Month for April. GUTS serves as a leadership program for girls between the ages of 9 and 18. Their Club members come from various after-school programs and lunch action groups at 18 different schools. The Club has a community activism and mentorship component to help participants implement and explore projects of their choosing at their schools. During the past month, this Club completed 3 service projects and 159 hours of service.
During the month of January, the GUTS Club organized a Dakota Access Pipeline awareness day. The Dakota Access is a pipeline currently being built across North Dakota to transport crude oil to Illinois. Native indigenous tribes are opposing the pipeline construction as it represents a threat to the clean drinking water of the Missouri River. For the GUTS Club, this was an important social issue to address and educate students at their schools. For the awareness day, Club participants made and distributed posters across their schools to inform students about the issue and how they can support the cause.
The GUTS Service Club has also organized food drives and fundraisers to give back to the community. Last Halloween, Club members went door to door around their neighborhood and collected food items to donate to a local food pantry. Also, last December they raised $140 through a bake sale at a local basketball game for the Giving Tree Christmas program.
The passion and leadership of these young minds are helping make the world a better place. generationOn is proud of the positive changes the Club members are making in their community. Remember to keep submitting your trackers for a chance to become the next Club of the Month. We love hearing from you and seeing pictures of your service projects.