March 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 March, we are featuring Breslin!
Breslin is 10 years old and a student at Edward G. Molin Upper Elementary School in Newburyport. She has been part of Girls Inc. since our 2020 summer programs, but we feel like we have known Breslin for years! Since last summer, Breslin has enrolled in every program we have offered. Breslin is kind to others, loves trying new activities and crafts, and is not afraid to try something new. For fun, Breslin takes hip hop dance and cheerleading gymnastics.
We asked her a few questions so you can get to know her better:
What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Science, because when I get into an older grade, we will get to do cool experiments like explosions.
What has been your favorite Girls Inc. activity?
Summer camp! It was so cool when we got to walk downtown to Starbucks. My favorite thing to order there is a strawberry lemonade blended. I also really liked making Play-Doh and creating plays with my friends!
What is one important thing you have learned from Girls Inc.?
Learning how to be strong, look on the bright side, and be happy!
What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?
Swim in the pool. And Girls Inc. summer camp, obviously!
Who is one of your role models, and why?
My mom because she is strong just like Girls Inc.! She has four kids and always takes care of us and she is a great mom!
What do you hope you are doing 10 years from now?
Be a professional dancer or actor.
What is the first thing you want to do when the pandemic is over?
Hug my friends! I get to see my friends in Girls Inc., but we can’t hug each other right now which makes me sad, but I am happy I get to see them! I also want to run around in public without a mask and go out with my friends without a mask.
How are you strong?
Being a good friend – it builds my confidence.
How are you smart?
School! And I make smart choices.
How are you bold?
Personality! I am outgoing, creative, and social. I love being with my friends!
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: