Girl Group began as a conversation between friends in the autumn of 2014. What if there were a way to let girls know they were okay? What if the definition of “normal” were expanded to include everyone? What if we could look at our differences as strengths? What would have helped us when we were kids?
Since that fortuitous lunch, we’ve created and conducted over 50 workshops and ongoing series. We’ve served hundreds of girls, boys and their parents. We’ve created a pilot program for Mirman School, tailored our workshops for The Girl Scouts and presented to parents and educators at the LAUSD GATE Conference. Our first group of high school mentors will head off to college in the fall and we are happy to welcome a new group of sophomores and juniors for the 2017-18 school year. During the summer, we will move into our own dedicated space in Atwater Village where we can continue to grow and serve our community.
We are so proud of all we’ve accomplished and so grateful for your support. It would be impossible for Girl Group and Boy Group to exist without our girls and boys. They inspire us to to expand our ways of thinking and seek out new methods of communication and connection.
Think: What would you like to celebrate?
Talk: Share a recent accomplishment with a friend or family member. Ask them to share one of their own.
Write: What is your “wildest” dream? What are the steps you might take to achieve this dream.
Do: Take one step toward this dream.
Be: One of our favorite poems, “The Patience of Ordinary Things” by Pat Schneider ends with this line: “And what is more generous than a window?” Look out the window. What do you see? What are you being given?
We could not have done this without you!!!
Tanya and Wesley