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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

1 Girl Team

Our Team

Stephanie Union

Executive Director



Alfred Yates


Risk Management Analyst


Petre Ghitescu


Manager Risk Advisory Services


Shelby Kretz

Board Member

PhD Student, Urban Schooling


Dr. Patricia Cunningham

Board Member

Director of
Social Change

The Ohio State University


Jacki Emmenecker

Board Member


Cardinal Health


Board of Advisors

Aditi Bansal

Matthew Desch

Dave Wilson

Tanya Rutner

Krystal Geyer

Wendy Larzelere

Diana Westoff

Sierra Austin


Aditi Bensal

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 Stephanie at sunion@1girl.net.

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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 Stephanie at sunion@1girl.net.

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1girl Updates

12 JAN

We’ve got three important updates to share with you in this New Year!   1girl is excited to announce its Fourth An [...]

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3rd Annual 1girl Gala

01 SEP

It's that time of year again - Get your tickets now!  1girl is excited to announce that our 3rd Annual 1girl Gala wi [...]

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Meet 1girl’s New Executive Director

22 AUG

We are excited to welcome Stephanie Union as 1girl's new Executive Director! Stephanie's experience, skills, and pass [...]

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