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2007 Grant Recipients
Leadership and Empowerment
Boys and Girls Club of Lower Merrimac Valley
Stable Teens Program
This mentoring program is designed for girls 14-17 years old. These graduates of the already successful Club program “Barn Buddies” will have an opportunity to benefit further in establishing a sense of personal empowerment and leadership awareness. In this hands-on learning environment these girls experience the positive effects of being a role model for younger girls as well as advancing their own personal growth.
Family & Children Services of Greater Lynn
Civic Engagement Progra
Latina women who are community newcomers are identified by this organization as being at risk for successful integration due to poverty, overcrowding, isolation, domestic violence, and depression. The program leaders work to educate these women about resources in their community which include their rights, their children’s educational needs, health and sanitation codes and housing issues.
Girl Scouts of Spar and Spindle Council, Inc.
Real Girls – The Real Deal
This on-going asset-based program focuses on self-esteem development and basic life-skill acquisition. It targets adolescent girls living in the public housing community of Curwin Circle, the largest public housing site in Lynn. Goals for the program include teaching self-acceptance, strong relationship and communication skills, commitment, and hope for bright futures.
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Inc.
High School Internship Progra
The audience served by this project includes primarily low-income, minority teenage female students from Greater Lawrence (grades 10-12). These under-served teens will receive leadership skill training and preparation for a health care career-oriented college education.
Home for Abused Women and Children (HAWC)
Girls Creating Chang
The summer workshop program provides five week paid peer-leadership positions to a dozen girls ages 14-16. These girls design, plan, organize and implement the workshop for 24 younger girls ages 7-11. The goal of the newly expanded program in Salem is to provide first employment opportunities for the teens as Peer Leaders. They in turn create a safe, supportive, and respectful summer environment for the younger girls.
Merrimack Valley Community Service Corps, Inc.
Income-eligible women over the age of 60 are provided the opportunity to mentor children in six day-care centers, two youth centers and eleven schools the Greater Lawrence area. The program gives these women the chance to stay engaged in their communities and feel valued for their knowledge and experience.
Northern Essex Community College Career Counseling Center
The Women’s Network Women Returning To School Information Fai
Non-traditional women students tend to be apprehensive about returning to school and overwhelmed by the educational process. The Women’s Network hosts a semi-annual fair prior to the beginning of each semester. Information is provided to assist and support women who feel vulnerable and lack self-confidence in their ability to navigate the process.
Raw Art Works
Women 2 Be and Art 4 Girlz
Since 2000 RAW has offered single sex youth arts programming for at-risk inner city kids through a program for high school girls, “Women 2 Be”. Three years later, RAW created a similar experience for middle school females through “Art 4 Girlz”. Both programs explore issues relevant to female youth through thoughtful and creative art projects. Involvement and dedication helps these girls find their voice, challenge stereotypes, and make successful transitions to womanhood.
Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, Inc.
Riding Therapy for Wome
Weekly riding lessons are offered to women in Essex County who have a range of significant physical disabilities. Each rider focuses on body awareness, balance, and positioning while building strength, endurance, and coordination. A sense of empowerment builds over time as these women reach their goals to tackle their obstacles and experience the sense of accomplishment.