WORCESTER, MA, On Thursday, June 15, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Girls Inc. of Worcester – Alden Hall, 125 Providence Street, Worcester, MA, 20 graduating senior girls will receive crucial college supplies from generous donations from EMC employees, Hasbro, Karl Storz Endiscopy and many individuals.
Girls Incorporated of Worcester equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Girls build confidence and embrace positive decision-making to take charge of their health and wellbeing, and achieve academic, personal, and career goals. We are dedicated specifically to serving girls, recognizing the importance of celebrating girls who are beating the odds, breaking stereotypes, and are positive role models for all youth throughout Worcester!
In most traditions, females get honored and “showered” with gifts to offset the expenses incurred from starting a new life as a mom or wife. At Girls Inc., we believe that graduating from high school and furthering education are reasons to celebrate and so we honor and “shower” our high school grads.
This year, the 20 graduating seniors are from the following Worcester high schools: Abby Kelley Foster Charter School, Burncoat, and Doherty. School committee members and principals will be part of the ceremony. The graduates’ family, friends, and supporters will celebrate their achievements and support them as they continue to prove that they are strong, smart and bold!
We will be rewarding our graduates with gifts and accolades in recognition of their determination, commitment to academic excellence and strong work ethic. Each young woman will be presented with a Kindle Fire along with other college essentials to help her in achieving success during her first year of college.
About Girls Incorporated of Worcester
For 100 years, Girls Inc. has been providing nationally-evaluated, gender specific programming to thousands of local girls, particularly those identified has high-risk and low-income. Girls Inc. provides more than 1,400 girls in Greater Worcester with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face; giving girls the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and researched-based programming. For more information about Girls Inc. of Worcester visit us at www.girlsincworcester.org or www.facebook.com/girlsincofworcester and www.twitter.com/girlsincofworcester.