Erinn Aulfinger is a senior at Lakota East High School, where she serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of her school’s newsmagazine and a Mock Trial Captain. A member for 10 years, she earned her Silver award and served as Marketing Director for the Girl Scout CSA Leadership Conference. Her favorite Girl Scout memories include being Program Director (2 years) and Marketing Director (1 year) of the regional CSA Leadership Conference and becoming more comfortable with speaking up and leading.
Girls’ Self Esteem Book: Rewriting Your Story
Knowing that girls see a significant drop in self-esteem before entering middle school, Erinn decided to design and publish a self-help book for sixth grade girls. Her book, titled ‘Rewriting Your Story,’ includes inspirational stories from older girls and women across the nation who have overcome self-esteem issues, along with exercises & tips to help prevent the drop in self-confidence. Erinn spent countless hours reaching out to over 1,000 people/organizations for research in addition to fundraising to self-publish. By providing her book for free to over 600 girls in her school district and in free form online for future generations, Erinn has ensured a solution to this issue that’s relevant and sustainable, both locally and globally. She is most proud of the individual girls who have been positively impacted by her book.