Abigail Coleman is a proud Girls Inc. volunteer – she’s got the blog post to prove it!
Through her involvement with the Women's Fund of Central Indiana and the Junior League of Indianapolis, Coleman was familiar with Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis and had the opportunity last fall to volunteer as a program facilitator. She led a Work It Out program for 6-8 year old girls in a Pike Township elementary school. The volunteer experience was so rewarding for Coleman that she decided to share her experience – via the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana blog.
Here’s some of what she had to say: “A program like this is needed for girls of any age, especially with examples of unhealthy relationships so prevalent in the media. In six weeks we covered a lot of ground…I was impressed at the thoughtful conversations, positive feedback, and progress we seemed to make with many girls. At the end of the program, the girls were eager for it to continue and to share their favorite moments. Many shared one of my favorite lessons, the ‘Put-Up Party,’ when they wrote and shared positive statements about each girl in the room.”
Through their service, Girls Inc. volunteers make a huge difference for greater Indianapolis girls, and we encourage our volunteers to spread the word about Girls Inc. and share their great experiences with the world. Follow Abigail’s example and write a blog post. Update your facebook page or comment on ours. Tweet. Email your friends and/or colleagues. However you choose to share your experience, please don’t forget to tell us about it!