December 2020: Girl of the Month
Each month, we feature different girls from Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area, a program of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center and an affiliate of Girls Incorporated®, a national research, education and direct advocacy organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold. This month, we are featuring Lilly!
About Lilly: Lilly is 9 years old and enrolled at Francis T. Bresnahan Elementary School in Newburyport. She has been a member of Girls Inc. for two years, and first started with the summer program. Lilly loves the Girls Inc. activities, and is very kind and caring. She always makes sure everyone feels included. We asked her a few questions so you can get to know her better:
What is your favorite subject in school and why?
This year, not math, because it’s virtual. I really like music, because it’s fun and I like to sing.
What is one important thing you have learned from Girls Inc.?
All people can be strong, smart and bold. It doesn’t matter who you are.
What has been your favorite Girls Inc. activity?
Egg drop – a STEAM activity – because it’s fun and sometimes I get to work with someone, and we can make a design together. It’s also cool when your egg doesn’t drop. My egg didn’t break last time!
Do you have any role models, or someone you look up to?
Sometimes I look up to Youtubers, because they seem to live a cool life.
What is the first thing you want to do when the pandemic is over?
Get more Boba Tea, which is in Newburyport, and not wear a mask.
What would your spirit animal be?
My spirit animal would be a fox, because they are independent and very pretty.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, through programming and advocacy. We asked Lilly how she feels she encompasses these three important qualities:
How are you strong?
I am strong because I can do a lot of things on my own and I don’t rely on people.
How are you smart?
I look at a lot of things and wonder if it will work and sometimes, I try it and it doesn’t work so I try to figure out how it would work.
How are you bold?
I am bold because I don’t dress the same as everyone. I like to add pops of color.
The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center believes that girls are stronger, more confident and less likely to become victims of domestic violence when they are empowered through education. We currently offer Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area programs for girls in the following Massachusetts towns: Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Ipswich, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury.
Girls Inc. of the Seacoast area is an affiliate of Girls Incorporated®, a national research, education and direct advocacy organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold. The Girls Inc. national network includes research-based curricula delivered by trained professionals to equip girls to achieve academically; to lead healthy and physically active lives; to manage money; to navigate media messages; and to discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Thank you to the year-long sponsors of the Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area: