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Review for Girls Inc of Orange County, Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I began volunteering at Girls Inc, possibly seven years ago, I helped with homework, especially math and spelling. I taught some fun art classes, painting on shaving cream was quite popular, and one year we made a large wreath from paper hands for the fire station across the park. I began teaching knitting five or six years ago, and now Knit Club is my main focus. There is anecdotal evidence that knitting improves math and reading skills, but I think the girls just like the fun of it and the pride they have in creating useful things. Over the years, girls have made slippers, scarves, purses, all sorts of things. I have two friends who come help with Knit Club (it's a club, not a class, because the girls may come and go as they wish), and we all enjoy the experience. It has been fun over the years to watch the girls grow, and I look forward to beginning my eighth year when the weather cools off!

Role:  Volunteer