A busy April in Boston with Jump into Spring and Strong Awards
Posted by Boston Team May 5, 2017 Alumnae, awards, Boston, Community, Current Events
The past month was a busy one! We held both our annual Jump Into Spring and Strong Awards events in April. These two events celebrate the mentors and mentees of Strong Women, Strong Girls and bring our community together to reflect on all that we collectively accomplished in the program year.
Jump Into Spring is an energetic event that brings together the majority of our college mentors and girl participants each year. It focuses on jump roping, learning, inspiring talks and performances. The girls were excited to meet City Councilor Andrea Campbell at the event. This year the event featured three amazing performance groups: OrigiNation Inc, NE Bhangra Club, and Tufts BEATS!
Strong Awards was a wonderful celebration of our amazing mentors. We were grateful to have Boston City Council President Michelle Wu as our keynote speaker. Her words inspired our mentors to continue to lead and create change after they complete their Strong Women, Strong Girls experience. Another highlight was a performance by one of our own mentors, Avanti Nagral, from Harvard.
We are grateful to have so much support from our local Boston City Councilors. Thank you Councilor Campbell and Wu for your commitment to supporting the next generation of women and girls!
Thank you to all of our college mentors at Harvard, Tufts, UMass Boston, Simmons, Boston College, and Northeastern for all that you do to bring our work to life. Your efforts in our afterschool program for girls make all the difference in ensuring that every girl will realize her inner strengths to dream and do.