Women's History Month Event - Colorado

Girls Inc. Girls Night Out -

Beads, Bracelets and Bonding! Women@Sun-Colorado hosted our second annual GNO (Girls Night Out) as the Denver chapter of Girls Incorporated (www.girlsincdenver.org) on Friday, March 14th. We had 15 girls attend the event along with 2 Girls Inc. staff members. The theme of this year's Women's History Month is "Women in the Arts," so to coordinate with that theme, we made beaded bracelets with the girls while we shared a pasta dinner. We had a discussion about women in the arts (theater, music, artists, fashion, etc.). The girls told stories of who inspires them and who does not. We talked about reasons to tap into your creative side and why the arts is so important in schools and life.

Thank you to Jenn Larkin, Jamie Hughes and Staci McKee for planning and attending this event. The Girls Inc. staff has asked that we continue to keep up this tradition and asked for our involvement in their job readiness program which teaches the girls skill such as interviewing, resume writing, etc. Staci McKee will be following up on this request to coordinate some volunteers for this Girls Inc. program.

Girls Incorporated is a national, nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas. Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.

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This is a great idea! Could you imagine the power this would have it we teamed up with Girls Inc groups across the country!?!?

Posted by SandyB on March 18, 2008 at 05:40 AM PDT #

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