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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


Jacki Emmenecker

Board Member


Cardinal Health


Becky Cornett, PhD

Board Member


OSU Wexner Medical Center

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 [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 Stephanie at [email protected].

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02 NOV

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