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Girls Inc. of the Valley Youth Visit WWLP 22News

Our youth stopped by the WWLP news station and got a behind the scenes look at 22News.

 
 

2024 Spirit of Girls Was a Hit!

We hosted over 400 of our community members and shared with them the power of our youth focused programming.

 
 

Suzanne Parker Joins Mass Appeal to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Executive Director Suzanne Parker shared how Girls Inc. of the Valley works every day to empower, educate, and guide young women.

 
 

Celebrate Earth Day with Dr. Yadilette Rivera-Colón and Mass Appeal

Learn how erosion affects our landscapes with this cool at-home experiment.

 
 

Empowering Youth Through Healthy Eating

Local Chef, Ashley Tresoline of Bella Foodie, showed our youth the power of eating healthy to stay strong.

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Elementary After School Programs

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Contact: Campbell Hart (she/her)
Interim Director of Elementary School Programs
chart@girlsincvalley.org
413-531-5347

Middle & High School Programs

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Contact: Campbell Hart (she/her)
Director of Middle & High School Programs
chart@girlsincvalley.org
413-531-5347

Eureka! Program

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Contact: Lesly Roman (she/her)
Eureka! Middle School Director
lroman@girlsincvalley.org
413-887-9521
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We are Girls Inc. of the Valley

Girls Inc. empowers, educates, and guides young people forward, helping them navigate the challenges in their lives. Through intentional and effective programming, both in school and after school, we focus on the development of the whole individual – while helping to harness the power already within them. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips youth to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthyeducated, and independent.

*Girls Inc. of the Valley welcomes girls, regardless of their assigned sex at birth, and gender-expansive youth. We are committed to promoting equality and justice by welcoming all youth who experience gender-based oppression (including but not limited to transgender girls, cisgender girls, transmasculine youth, and non-binary individuals).

Check out our video from Spirit of Girls 2023: Hall of Fame!

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Every Wednesday we'll be highlighting the staff of Girls Inc. of the Valley so you can get to know the people that make Girls Inc. such an amazing place to work. Today we're highlighting the one, the only, Kim Colwell, Executive Assistant.Kim, also known as “fastest email looker upper ever, west of the Mississippi” is a jack of all trades, which makes sense as her favorite aspect of her role is getting to do a little bit of everything. Fueled by her love of coffee, which she can’t live without, Kim is a problem-solving superhero who fights obstacles by day and plots fun pranks to pull on her co-workers by night.Though she calls South Hadley home, Kim loves to travel the world. While St. Lucia was the best vacation she’s ever been on, Ireland is the place she would most love to travel to someday. And like the true problem solver she is, Kim knows exactly what she would bring if she ever found herself stuck on an island during her travels: a water purifier, a knife and a striker flint. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are so pleased to share this Spirit of Girls highlight video with you! 🌟👏

The next opportunity to invest in the leadership development of youth throughout the Valley is coming up on May 9th!

Big thanks to our fantabulous visionaries, PeoplesBank and Women's Foundation of Boston for their generous support of this year’s Spirit of Girls! Help us reach our goal & help youth in the Valley have the opportunity to grow up strong, smart, and bold: https://ow.ly/l3a350QL6oq

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Our mission is to inspire all youth to be strong, smart, and bold by providing them the opportunity to develop and achieve their full potential.