Notes from Executive Director: Lydia and Nikki

I love this season. It helps remind me how lucky I am. Lucky to have bright, resilient and strong girls in our program, dedicated staff, generous donors and exceptional volunteers of all ages. Recently, in the news, there have been several articles about how the next generation is apathetic to the world around them. That has not been the case at Girls Inc. of Lynn. We have young volunteers from all the local colleges and high schools. Two such volunteers, Lydia and Nikki, should lay to rest any … [Read more...]

Notes from Executive Director: AmeriCorps at GIL

As the Executive Director, one of the tasks I enjoy the most at Girls Inc. is our monthly staff meeting. Our last meeting, during staff updates, I was struck by the talent and commitment of all of our staff… in particular, our AmeriCorps members. Year after year, the AmeriCorps members that serve at Girls Inc. of Lynn have not only inspired our girls to be strong, smart and bold, but have also exemplified it through their dedication to service. This year, we are lucky to have six talented women … [Read more...]

Notes from Executive Director: Happy Fall!

On the first day of fall programming, I walked through the building and instantly felt an amazing energy that made my heart sing. There were smiling faces everywhere! As I walked into our library, now called Ruth’s Reading Room, I heard one of the girls say to the staff “No, don’t stop reading now! You can’t stop now… the story was just getting better”. I knew that over the summer, 70% of our School Age Program girls improved their reading skills, and that almost all of them did not experience a … [Read more...]