The cookie entrepreneurs of Multi-Level Troop 65659 celebrated the contributions of two Hometown Heroes in 2022.
Cadette Kennedy and Daisy Summer were happy to deliver donated cookies to Black Lives Matter 5280. Since 2015, Black Lives Matter 5280 has received several community awards for its work in the areas of justice, peace, and civil rights. BLM5280’s #BlackIsBeautiful Facebook series in 2020 was published in the academic journal Visual Studies. BLM5280’s Freedom School teaches students from ECE-8th grade to become racially literate and civically-minded by centering Black knowledge, people, and principles. When meeting with BLM5280’s Branta to present the cookies, the girls were happy to network about new Take Action ideas especially in the area of education.
Cadette Julianna also delivered donated cookies to Big Brothers Big Sisters. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth so that all youth achieve their full potential. Julianna says she chose Big Brothers Big Sisters as her hometown hero because they help at risk youth including kids in foster care to have more success in the future. The volunteer mentors known as “Bigs” are taking their “Littles” on a ski trip and the cookies we donated will be served to these volunteers at that event. Pictured are a few of the volunteer Bigs. Julianna also met Haley Fried and Amy Stapleton (not pictured) who is a former Girl Scout. Julianna’s older brother benefited from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado as a Little, so the organization has special personal meaning to her.
A big thank you to these non-profits from Troop 65659!