January 2021: 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. For our first feature of 2021, we are featuring Janelle (also known fondly as “Bob” by other members of Girls Inc.)!
Janelle is 11 years old and enrolled at Doyon Elementary School in Ipswich. Janelle has been a member of Girls Inc. since fourth grade and has participated in the summer and school year programs, as well as our new pop-up programs! Janelle loves STEAM projects, and she has made a lot of new friends in Girls Inc.! Her favorite animals are reptiles, and she has a pet snake named Boba. She also loves tacos, Roblox, and YouTube.
We asked her a few questions so you can get to know her better:
What is your favorite subject in school and why?
My favorite subject is Social Studies because I like learning about history. The Salem Witch trials is a cool part of history.
What is one important thing you have learned from Girls Inc.?
There are a lot of things but learning how to make friends is something I’ve learned. I’ve made a lot of friends here!
What has been your favorite Girls Inc. activity?
Making monster slime!
Do you have any role models, or someone you look up to?
Ava Max! She’s a singer and I want to be a singer like her. And she has really cool hair!
What do you hope you are doing 10 years from now?
I want to be a herpetologist and own my own reptile farm. A herpetologist is a zoologist who studies reptiles and amphibians like snakes, turtles and frogs!
What is the first thing you want to do when the pandemic is over?
Travel! I want to go to Wisconsin to go herping and I like cheese. I heard they have good cheese there!
How are you strong?
I am strong because I like to swim and do karate.
How are you smart?
I’m good at math!
How are you bold?
When I have something to say I always speak up.
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: