Silver Award creates a Zen Den for middle school students

Cadettes from Aurora’s troop 65346 collaborated to reimagine Liberty Middle School’s counseling office space into a warm and welcoming ‘Zen Den’, a place where students can visit when they need a mental health break.

Last Spring, the troop met with specialists from their school district’s Office of Student Health to discuss the mental health needs of middle school students and brainstorm what could be included in the space. Funded entirely through their cookies sales, the new, updated space features flexible and active seating options, fidget and stress toys, aromatherapy, adult coloring books, positivity posters, and calming activities.