Mission: The GlamourGals local mission is to foster intergenerational relationships between teen girls and elderly women living in senior homes through monthly facials and makeovers.The GlamourGals? national mission is to create the structure and provide the resources that encourage compassionate teen leadership through local intergenerational programming.The GlamourGals vision is to end elder loneliness by fostering a movement of compassionate female leaders. GlamourGals volunteers grow to be collaborative and community-oriented in their personal and public decision-making.Teen volunteers in GlamourGals chapters around the country make regularly scheduled visits to senior homes to perform complimentary facials and makeovers. Meaningful connections are established through touch and companionship, bridging the gulf between the two populations. Founded and managed by Rachel Doyle, a compelling, passionate, and effective President, GlamourGals will, over the next five years, build on its past successes. GlamourGals (GG) has created a scalable network of local chapters led by teens. The volunteers become well-rounded teen leaders who care about an elderly population who shaped their past and impacts their future. Through GG, these leaders: (1) Demonstrate local citizenship through our chapter system(2) Develop leadership skills by attending national GG events and conference calls(3) Emerge as more compassionate citizens through the direct service they provide on a regular basis to elderly women isolated in local senior facilities.GlamourGals has successfully combined a framework of service and leadership at the local level with a complementary system of support at the national level.
Results: Our volunteers have completed over 100,000 hours of service in communities across the country.
Target demographics: Teens in high school.
Programs: To inspire and organize teen volunteers to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes.
One of the most prominent things this fellowship has taught me thus far is the impact of effective interdependence in the workplace. Three times a week, I have the honor in joining forces with phenomenal individuals. As a team, we tailor a movement of compassionate teenagers ready to serve their community. I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to touch the lives of teenagers nationwide and help evoke that same revelation in them that occurred in me in high school all while developing professionally. Since the start of my fellowship, I have strengthened my communication skills and enhanced my adaptability in the workplace. My new and improved work ethic has transcended in my academic and personal life as I am indubitably more efficient and bolder than I was a few months ago. I am fortunate to have had an experience thus far that has syndicated passion with hard work. Every day, I grow increasingly motivated whether it is through interactions with the GG Team or through interactions with volunteers. Without a doubt, the GlamourGals program is capable of breeding more trailblazers and world-changers.
"I have grown immensely both personally and professionally in the course of my summer with GlamourGals. I have developed a passion for the mission and I know that this will not be the end of my relationship with GG. This summer, I was able to accomplish more than I ever imagined and the internship has exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed working with the GG team and I can say that I definitely learned something new every single day. Though I learned a lot this summer, I also had a great deal of fun. I really enjoyed coming to work every day!"