Young girl smiling standing in front of door

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 Ellie!

About Ellie:

Ellie is nine years old and has been in our Girls Inc. program for the past year –she also attended two weeks of the summer program! She is always kind to others, lights up the room and has a positive outlook. We asked her a few questions so you can get to know her better.

What has been your favorite Girls Inc. activity?

My favorite activity is the egg drop. I like it because I love engineering and creating things.

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

Don’t yuck my yum. That means that if someone says something that they like but you don’t, don’t say “ew, that’s gross.” They should be able to like whatever they want!

What is your favorite subject to learn about and why?

I like writing because I love creating stories, adding details, and using my imagination.

Which season is your favorite and why?

Summer! I love summer because my birthday is in June, and I love swimming.

Who is one of your role models, and why?

I look up to my older friends, especially Courtney.

What is something you’re looking forward to this school year?

Seeing my friends and meeting my new teacher.

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

I’d like to work in a restaurant. But I would also like to do something with art and engineering.

How are you strong?

I am strong because I stand up for others and I make sure people are kind to others.

How are you smart?

I am smart because I make good decisions and before I do something, I think about it.

How are you bold?

I am bold because in my art, I like doing things that are different from 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: