As January is wrapping up, our spring semester 1girl programs are kicking into full gear! This semester, we are happy to be operating at five different locations in Columbus, Ohio. We are excited to return to some of our old sites, as well as begin programs at new locations.
Our returning sites for the spring include:
Broad Street Presbyterian Church — This March will mark one year since we have been facilitating at Broad Street, and it has been tremendous to see the growth in our girls over time. Although Broad Street is our smallest program, with 5-7 girls on average, they are incredibly committed and excited to be involved with 1girl. Some of them have already gone through the program twice! This semester, we started the program on January 13th and are happy to have our facilitators Chineze, Dymonica, and Adaeze working here!
Champion Middle School — The girls at Champion Middle School are another group who are very familiar with 1girl! This program, which is run through After School All Stars, started on January 12th. Yunning and Nina have returned to facilitate at this site again. We are excited to see how their consistency and commitment will translate into our girls’ overall success!
Columbus Collegiate Academy Main — 1girl began working with CCA Main in the fall and we are glad to be partnering with them again. This site, which started on January 13th, offers us the unique opportunity of being part of their extended school day. Two of our facilitators, Rachel and Shelbey, are new to 1girl and have had a great time working with the girls so far. Our third facilitator, Torrie, served at KIPP last school year and has returned from some time abroad in Ecuador to volunteer at CCA Main. Welcome back Torrie!
Our new sites for the spring include:
Columbus Collegiate Academy West — CCA West is one of our new sites for this spring! They are also run through After School All Stars and started on January 12th. They’ve got a great group of girls here, and although many are shy, they have already started opening up to each other and the facilitators. We are happy to have Adele, Emily, and Siyu serving here!
Moler — Moler is another one of our new sites in Columbus this spring, and it started on January 29th! Moler offers us a unique opportunity as it will be our first 1girl program that runs once a week for fourteen weeks, as opposed to the standard twice a week for a shorter period of time. We are excited to get to know the girls here and partner with this new location! One of our facilitators, Aliah, is also a 1girl intern this semester. Our two other facilitators Daniele and Krystyna are both graduate students at Ohio State. We trust these three women will do a great job getting this program off the ground!
Continue to watch for updates from these programs as the semester continues!