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What We Do

1girl provides a unique, proven curriculum that empowers middle school girls to develop the skills they will need to be successful. The program is designed around five core skills:

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1girl operates through pre-existing afterschool and summer sites. The programs are facilitated by local high school and college women who volunteer through their high school or university chapter, providing these women an opportunity to develop their skills through a real world leadership role.

  • Public Speaking

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Critical Thinking

  • Goal Setting

  • Conflict Resolution

Who We Are

Board of Directors
Alfred

Alfred Yates

President

Risk Management Analyst

Petre

Petre Ghitescu

Treasurer

Manager Risk Advisory Services

Tonnisha English

Board Member

Founder

Shelby Kretz

Board Member

Researcher

Vanessa Young

Board Member

Student

Kelly Clifford Riehl

Board Member

Director of Marketing & Communications

Board of Advisors

Aditi Bansal

Matthew Desch

Dave Wilson

Tanya Rutner


Krystal Geyer

Wendy Larzelere

Diana Westhoff

Sierra Austin

Cofounders

Aditi Bansal

Shelby Kretz

Sheila Maina

Get Involved

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

We are currently looking for volunteers and interns for 1girl! If you are interested in getting involved, please e-mail Alfred at [email protected].

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Expansion Opportunities

We are also looking to expand to additional high school and college chapters. If you are interested in starting a 1girl chapter at your high school or college, please contact Alfred at [email protected].

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