Look what you made possible!
Posted by Boston Team Dec 12, 2017
Date(s) - 12/01/2017 - 01/31/2018
To say that our program year 2016-2017 was a time of change is an understatement. We welcomed new staff and Board members to SWSG, moved to our new office in Jamaica Plain, and worked relentlessly to improve program delivery and evaluation techniques. We also operated with a backdrop of unprecedented change on a national, social and political level.
As we strive to show young girls and women a glimpse of a world that is inclusive, diverse and tolerant, it is unfortunate that so much of what they see and hear today does not reflect that. The national political climate did not go unnoticed by the girls in our program. Our community is one that represents great diversity of backgrounds and many, if not all, were affected by these national changes in some way.
The biggest lesson we learned, and were able to impart to our mentors and mentees, was that despite obstacles, we must stay true to our mission and vision. This report highlights the important work that we are doing in Boston to build resilience in the girls that we serve. Jasmine, Brenda, Ashley, and Renata all share stories of how they overcame challenges to move forward in their lives. Our survey results tell a story about girls understanding how much they can do and achieve, even during times of uncertainty.
Thank you for your continued support of our work. We look forward to a fabulous 2017-2018 program year, where we continue to provide the strongest program possible for young girls—no matter what kind of new change is on the horizon.