The I’m a G.I.R.L. (Gifted, Intelligent, Respectful, Ladies) Club was created at Forest Hills High School to build self-esteem, unity, and awareness of women’s issues that are prevalent among the female population. High school members participate in workshops that center around the following topics: careers, finance, time management, education and equality, and community service. During the course of the year, members will travel to college campuses, fundraise, serve the community in various capacities,and commit to serve as role models for fellow classmates. But there’s one project in particular, a partnership, that is having an impact already.
The club is expanding their initiatives for the 2017-18 school year by partnering with Marshville Elementary School. FHHS members will serve as mentors for participating 5th grade girls and provide continuous support for them throughout the year. This will include breakfast link-ups, weekly check-ins, and reading powerful and fun texts to discuss during meetings.
"I'm so excited to be a mentor. Knowing I have a hand in helping a young girl to develop as an all-around student and person is rewarding, " said junior Madalyn Zambarda.
Sophomore Jaeda Stanton added, "I love I'm a G.I.R.L. Club, and I'm glad I get to share the experience with some of the elementary girls.”