An Update from Girls Inc. of Lynn—September


Hi friends,

I am writing to you from a place of gratitude. Your support as donors and volunteers has enabled the Girls Inc. team to provide creative ways to engage our girls with the Girls Inc. Experience and offer critical academic support. Together we have accomplished amazing programming this summer. Thank you.

Thank you to our School-Age Child Care staff members who worked to re-open 50 High Street and welcome the girls back in June. Thank you to our Middle School and High School staff who took our virtual programming to new heights. Our efforts could not have happened without our virtual volunteers. Special thanks to Jill Dearborn, Diane Christian, Julia Christian, Kathy Stafford, and Kelly Rickards, who helped with supplies, books, and developing a new curriculum this summer. On behalf of our girls, their families, and staff, thank you!

I hope you will take a few minutes to read about the many ways we have engaged our girls this summer. Our elementary school girls built up their literacy and math skills. Middle and Teen girls have engaged in a record number of internships this summer and enjoyed learning from women CEOs and leaders each Friday as part of the Women of the Week career panel series. Make sure to look at some of the projects our teens and middle school girls have worked to create. Just click the links to our Beach Sisters’ video about inland flooding, Middle School’s STEM Career book, and our Part of the Solution team’s three-part book series on avoiding substance misuse and related podcast.

This September, as schools move to remote learning, Girls Inc. at 50 High Street will provide critical academic supports to our School-Age Child Care girls during the school day, allowing parents to work. Once the school day ends, girls will engage in Girls Inc. Experience programing. Our Middle School and Teen programs will start the year virtually with our full Girls Inc. curriculum.  In Boston, we are working with our school partners, providing an anti-racist curriculum, academic supports, and the Girls Inc. Experience virtually to elementary school girls.

The Girls Inc. team is ready to do what is next to support our girls during this academic year. We most certainly could not do this work without you. Together we are here to support our girls, their families and our communities.

With much appreciation

Deb Ansourlian,
Executive Director

P.S. To see some of the ways we are supporting the girls:  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.