A Strong SWSG Alumna is Helping Girls RUN the World
Posted by Kayla Peck Jan 1, 2013 Alumna, Alumnae, National Mentoring Month, NMM, SWSG Alumnae
As part of National Mentoring Month, we are spotlighting some of our outstanding Strong Women, Strong Girls alumnae. Michelle Espinosa, a 2011 summer intern in SWSG’s South Florida office, has drawn on her SWSG experience to launch her own mentoring program for girls!
Michelle Espinosa was a summer intern for Strong Women, Strong Girls in her hometown, Miami. Currently, Michelle is a busy student at Mount Holyoke College finishing her degree in Politics and Education, and running her own mentoring program, RUN the world, Girls.
As a SWSG intern, Michelle supported the planning process that leads up to SWSG’s Fall Volunteer Training. Michelle worked on an administrative level to prepare materials and supported the recruitment of finding college mentors and girls for SWSG’s program. Michelle attributes SWSG’s model for helping her create the program she started in her community. In fact, it was during her SWSG internship that she realized her passion for education and youth.
RUN the world, Girls is a program that aims to encourage and motivate young girls to discover their inner strength, while also creating meaningful friendships and exploring their futures as college students. Michelle achieves this mission by working with high school women, providing them with a comprehensive sex education and encouraging them to attend college as they consider their options after high school.
Michelle told us, “When you start loving yourself, you learn more about who you are as a woman.” We are so happy to have Michelle as one of our strong alumna, who is helping young women in Holyoke, MA realize their strengths and potential.
If you would like to learn more about Michelle’s mentoring program, check out RUN the world, Girls’ Facebook page.