Clay Cormany joined the 1girl team because he was tired of looking the other way when he came across people in need. He learned about 1girl through a contact at Thurber House, and he decided it was time for him to get involved with our community in a meaningful way.
Clay is now a 1girl committee member. As a member of the Programming Committee, Clay visits the programs to find ways to enhance the curriculum to better serve our girls. As a writer, he particularly enjoys creating activities for the girls that involve writing while also incorporating at least one of our five key skills: public speaking, critical thinking, creative problem solving, goal setting, and conflict resolution.
One of the activities he created involved prompts for the girls that forced them to think critically about issues that could impact them in real life. For example, one of his questions was, “What could you do about a dangerous intersection that children must cross to get to school?” His prompts encourage the girls to think about using their leadership skills in different situations.
In addition, Clay was a vital part of our Back To School campaign effort, which helped 1girl raise a significant amount of funds to support our programs! He also supported 1girl at our 2nd Annual 1girl Gala.
Clay has been a very important member of our committee and is a cherished member of our 1girl team. He recently wrote a blog post about his work with 1girl, and we are thrilled at his willingness to help spread the word about our work. You can read what he had to say here. Clay ends his post by saying: “I look forward to helping this worthwhile project during the coming school year and beyond. My days of looking the other way are over.”
We appreciate all Clay does for our programs and we are very thankful that he has decided to stop looking the other way!
You can purchase Clay’s Young Adult novel, Fast-Pitch Love, which explores many of the challenges our girls face, here.
Photo Credit: Golden Light Media; Photographer: Ernest Levert