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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 Yates


Risk Management Analyst


Petre Ghitescu


Manager Risk Advisory Services

Tonnisha English

Board Member


Dave Wilson

Board Member


Martina Turner

Board Member

System Program Manager, Heart and Vascular Services

Jen Wells

Board Member

Owner & President

Shelby Kretz

Board Member


Vanessa Young

Board Member


Kelly Clifford Riehl

Board Member

Director of Marketing & Communications

Board of Advisors

Aditi Bansal

Matthew Desch

Tanya Rutner

Krystal Geyer

Wendy Larzelere

Diana Westhoff

Sierra Austin


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 ayates@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 Alfred at ayates@1girl.net.

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New Year New 1girl Gala: January 24, 2019

25 NOV

New Year. New 1girl. - Get your tickets now!  It is a very exciting time at 1girl, where we are empowering more girls [...]

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Meet Alison Wachtman, 1girl Intern

10 AUG

Driven, hardworking, and genuine are just a few words to describe our new intern, Alison Wachtman. She is currently in h [...]

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Early Empowerment for Later Leadership

03 DEC

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