I am so excited to join The Lower East Side Girls club as an Angel Alliance Junior Board member! I would not be the person I am today if it were not for the mentors I had growing up and those who continue to help guide me. Now, I am grateful for the opportunity to offer young girls the support I recieved.
As a junior board member, part of the role includes fundraising to continue to provide free, year-round programming and support for the girls and their families. I have a goal of $1,500, but I hope to surpass that!
More information on The Lower East Side Girls Club:
Our 35,000 square foot state-of-the-art community center offers a safe haven with programs in the arts, sciences, leadership, entrepreneurship, and wellness for girls in middle and high school. Facilities include a Maker Shop for engineering and coding; Biology lab for STEM programming and research; Alphabet City Art School for visual arts and crafts; Center for Media and Social Justice for digital media and photography; Sound Studio for music production and our radio station/podcast, WGRL (Where Girl Radio Lives); Design Shop for fashion design; a rooftop farm; full culinary kitchen and cafe; and 64-seat state-of the art, 30-foot dome planetarium. We offer over 50 unique programs a week, at no cost to girls and their families.
The Lower Eastside Girls Club breaks the cycle of poverty by training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial, and environmental leaders. Girls Club members overcome adversity, perceive opportunity, develop self-confidence, make ethical decisions and healthy life choices, thrive academically, embrace leadership, and have the ability to enter college or the workforce as fully prepared and connected adults.