June 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. This June, we are featuring Skylar!
Skylar is eight years old and attends Cashman Elementary. She has been enrolled in Girls Inc. since last summer and attended every program we offered this year. She comes in each day with energy, a positive attitude, and lots of laughs.
We asked Skylar a few questions so you can get to know her better:
What do you like about school?
I really like math because it is fun.
What do you like to do with your friends?
We like to play a pretend game called preschool. One of us is the teacher and the others are students. We also like playing soccer.
What is your favorite Girls Inc. activity?
Slime! It’s fun to make and play with.
What is one thing you have learned from Girls Inc.?
I learned that girls are strong. I also learned how to be careful.
What are you looking forward to this summer?
Girls Inc. summer programs, being with my friends outside and going to the pool.
What do you like to create?
Drawings and making stuff with paper.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I’d like to be a doctor, maybe do surgeries. I like helping people.
How are you strong?
I am strong because I stand up for others and like to help too.
How are you smart?
I am smart because I focus a lot in school and pay attention.
How are you bold?
I am bold because I have a different taste in food, clothes and playing than others.
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: