We would like to extend a special thanks to those in our community whose generosity enables us to continue to serve the girls of Greater Lowell.
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell is one of 100 nonprofits to receive a $100,000 grant through the $100K for 100 program in 2015! Thank you to:
This phenomenal support from the Cummings Foundation will directly impact and improve our Teen Center over the next two years. More specifically, this will provide program materials for hands-on activities, provide off-site field trips to educational STEM sites, provide on-site tutoring and assistance with college standardized tests/ applications, continue the vacation week Equine Encounter Teen Leadership Program as well as the Summer Counselor-In-Training Program, recruit more participants, and establish more links with local schools, and other teen-serving agencies.
We are immensely grateful for the Cummings Foundation support!
Kelsey Barowich, Girls Inc. Alumnae and soon to be graduate of UMass Amherst with a degree in Women Gender Sexuality Studies with a concentration in Race Relations, is the recipient of the Girls Inc. National Alumnae of the Year Recognition Award.
Throughout her many years here at Girls Inc., Kelsey has proven herself to be a true Strong, Smart and Bold leader and role model in all of her many roles including Girls Inc. member, volunteer and Program Specialist. As a member, Kelsey was always involved in Girls Inc. nation programs, pilot programs and participated in running fundraisers and activities for other girls. She also represented our organization at different events, including speaking at local United Way events. Kelsey spent her 2008 and 2009 summers volunteering full time in our Summer Program as a staff assistant. During this volunteer time, she created curriculum for drama classes, ran activities for the girls with staff assistance and even helped discipline and guide girls in times of conflict.
During the summers of 2011, 2012 and 2013, Kelsey worked full time in our Summer Program as a Program Specialist. As a staff member, Kelsey developed and facilitated her own programs for girls ages 5-9 and scheduled local field trips and special presentations for the program, all while acting as a mentor to the girls. During her time as a staff member, Kelsey would often reflect on her time at Girls Inc. as a member, the experiences it had given her, the resources it had exposed her to and the wonderful mentors and role models it provided for her. She was truly happy to not only be giving back to an organization that was close to her heart, but to be able to provide these experiences for other girls in her community.
In the summer of 2014, she worked as an intern with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas in her Washington, D.C. office! We could not be more proud of her, and look forward to seeing her succeed in her future endeavors. Go Kelsey!