A Letter from Our Executive Director—February 2021


Deb Ansourlian—Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Boston and LynnAt Girls Inc., we are grateful for so much. As this year continues to test everyone: donors, volunteers, staff, girls, and their families, we continue to be thankful to our caring community for supporting our Strong, Smart, and Bold mission. I hope you will take a moment to read our Winter Newsletter where we highlight our program, volunteers, and alumnae, all penned by Alum, Ary Richardson, a current Junior at George Washington University in Washington DC.

Girls Inc. continues to welcome girls to 50 High Street under strict COVID safety guidelines. It’s been wonderful to hear the sounds of children playing outside and voices echoing in the gym again. We are providing much-needed assistance with their virtual classes and assignments. Our middle schoolers and teenage girls are immersed in a host of innovative afternoon and evening programs, all part of the Girls Inc. Experience. The Boston branch is “zooming” in literacy, the adverse effects of racism, and girl empowerment. Because of your support, we can provide these much needed Girls Inc. programs.

The holidays bought a sense of normalcy to the girls and their families, thanks to Someone Else’s Child, JP Morgan Chase, NASDAQ, and Comcast. Your assistance with gifts and food for families brought joy and respite to our families.

As we close January (mentoring month), I would like to extend a special thank you to our virtual mentors in Middle School, Junior, and Senior Mentoring. Your valuable time provides our girls with the much-needed support in normal times, and now it’s even more critical that they know they have someone in their corner.

The future is bright!

Be sure to tune into NBC-10 during the week of February 15 to see one of our girls interviewed by anchor Latoyia Edwards as part of a Lynn community segment. We are also thrilled to welcome Latoyia as our Mistress of Ceremonies as we celebrate our Girl Heroes on April 8th. Stay tuned for details.

With much appreciation

Deb Ansourlian,
Executive Director

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