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Girls Incorporated of New York City
April 28, 2011

I was very fortunate to work with Girls Inc of NYC as an AmeriCorps volunteer last year. I felt so lucky to work with a group of such committed staff, volunteers, and most of all... young women. I worked with two other AmeriCorps members to recruit more volunteers, and the new volunteers always said they were touched by the mission to encourage all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

I always looked forward to engaging with the participants of the Girls Inc programs and seeing the projects they were working on. Whether it was building robots or choreographing dance routines, I was inspired by the creative freedom the girls were encouraged to use. It was evident that they felt empowered by the programs in which they participated. Even though I have completed my year of volunteer service with AmeriCorps, I still read up on new developments with Girls Inc of NYC, and I am constantly telling people about the great programs they offer.

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I've learned a great deal about the importance of encouraging girls to try new things and showcase their talents. Even as a volunteer, I felt inspired and empowered to put myself out there and take on new challenges. The environment is very positive in that way.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I cannot think of any changes I would make.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & AmeriCorps Volunteer.