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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 Solange!

About Solange:

Solange is nine years old and attends Bresnahan Elementary School in Newburyport. She has participated in Girls Inc. for three years and loves the summer programs and climbing at MetroRock. We asked her a few questions so you can get to know her better.

What has been your favorite Girls Inc. activity?

The egg drop! It was so much fun to drop them off the really tall wall.

What is one important thing you have learned from Girls Inc.?

Be kind, strong and bold.

What is your favorite subject to learn about and why?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)! You can build stuff and work together.

Which season is your favorite and why?

Fall because you get candy on Halloween! I was an angel for Halloween this year.

Who is one of your role models, and why?

My sister! She does a lot of cool things, makes good choices and she did Girls Inc.!

What is something you’re looking forward to in 2022?

My birthday and to do more things with my friends. I didn’t get to do a lot during Covid, but I am excited to hang out with all my friends.

What do you hope you are doing 10 years from now?

I want to learn how to drive.

How are you strong?

I make strong choices and I dance. I also have to be strong because I help push people on the swings on the playground.

How are you smart?

I am really good at math!

How are you bold?

I like to make new 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: