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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


Crystal Threet



Lindsay Oak

Board Member


Samya Konda

Board Member

Research Asst/Study Coordinator

Annette Reyes

Board Member

Human Resources Generalist

Cherrell Miller

Board Member

Digital Communications

Sara Loken

Board Member

Community Relations Director

Qiana Stewart

Board Member

Professional Clinical Therapist

Neethi Johnson

Board Member

Digital Strategy

Natalie Parscher

Board Member

Community Volunteer

Jen Patterson

Board Member

Principal, Co-Founder

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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Resilience & Mental Health in Today’s World

08 APR

Please join us for a virtual event, “Resilience & Mental Health in Today’s World." 1girl has been mentoring and fac [...]

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Women’s Equality Day 2021

26 AUG

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every year on August 26 in the United States. Designated by Congress in 1971, it c [...]

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1girl Celebrates International Women’s Day

23 MAR

March 8, 2021 was International Women’s Day around the world, as it is celebrated on that day every year. The first I [...]

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