May 2021: Girls 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 May, we are featuring Ivy and Erin!
About Ivy and Erin:
Erin is in fifth grade and Ivy is in fourth grade, and both girls attend River Valley Charter School in Newburyport. They have both participated in all the Girls Inc. programs this school year and love it! The girls both love crafts and spending time outdoors.
We asked them both a few questions so you can get to know them better:
What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Erin: My favorite subject is art because I love art and being creative.
Ivy: I also like art because you get to do fun crafts.
What has been your favorite Girls Inc. activity?
Erin: I loved the flowerpot painting during the pop-up program. I also loved cooking during Girls Inc. last year at school.
Ivy: I also liked the flowerpot painting, but I really loved creating the flowers for it, it was fun to make them tie-dye with markers.
What is one important thing you have learned from Girls Inc.?
Erin: Everyone can be creative and their own self.
Ivy: Girls and boys are equal, you can do anything that you want to!
What are you looking forward to this summer?
Erin: Horseback riding, horse shows and Girls Inc.!
Ivy: All the summer camps I’m doing, including Girls Inc.!
Who is one of your role models, and why?
Erin: My horseback instructor, Susan.
Ivy: Sky Brown – she’s a skateboarder and surfer.
What do you hope you are doing 10 years from now?
Erin: Horseback riding and teaching it!
Ivy: I’m not really sure, but maybe teaching kids how to skateboard.
What is the first thing you want to do when the pandemic is over?
Erin: Sleepover with my friends!
Ivy: Go to restaurants and go to my friend’s house.
How are you strong?
Erin: I am strong because I am doing my first ranch show.
Ivy: I am strong because I just started skateboarding and even though I am not great at it, I keep trying.
How are you smart?
Erin: I am smart because I was able to do my fifth-grade vacation project and it is complicated.
Ivy: I am smart because I memorized two poems and that was hard!
How are you bold?
Erin: I am bold because I did a presentation in front of my class.
Ivy: I am bold because I noticed that there was a lot of trash near my school, and I was able to get a grant with my teacher to clean it 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: