Girls Inc. in King City

  • Committee Members
  • Tina Lopez – Chair
  • Paulette Bumbalough
  • Susan King
  • Christopher Lopez
  • Anita McKean
  • Janene Norum
  • Katie Hearne

Program updates

We are proud to say that this past school year, July 2015-June 2016 we served 163 girls, ages 9-18, at four sites: King City High School, Chalone Peaks Middle School, Del Rey Elementary School and Arts Magnet School. We also trained two adult women mentors to facilitate the ECHO Leadership Mentoring program and hired four Youth Leaders to co-facilitate the programs in their community.

  • From August 2015 to April 2016, 28 girls from King City High School participated in 16 interactive modules and two day-long field trips. These sessions included the following topics: planning for a college education; careers; basic health; families, culture and how they shape our attitudes; public speaking; influencing public policy; budgeting, entering the workplace; and others. In addition, they visited three colleges (CSU East Bay, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis) and the California State Capitol.
  • Will Power/Won’t Power worked with 23 8th grade girls at Chalone Peaks Middle School. The girls participated in 8 sessions, led by Youth Leaders, on topics including: learning age-appropriate information about their bodies and staying healthy, identifying pressures and how to resist them, defending decisions, identifying values about behavior, and avoiding risks.
  • In Phase 1 of Friendly PEERsuasion, we worked with 36 7th grade girls, led by Youth Leaders, at Chalone Peaks Middle School. This program gives girls in middle school the skills and information to recognize and resist pressure from peers, advertisers, and others to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. In Phase 2, we worked with 26 5th grade girls from Del Rey Elementary School. The 7th graders practiced their leadership skills by delivering prevention activities to the younger girls. This relationship also reinforces each participant’s commitment to resist pressure to use drugs.
  • This year we implemented a new program called Growing Together at Del Rey Elementary School and Arts Magnet School serving a total of 50 girls and their mothers. Growing Together is a program designed to increase positive communication between mothers (or another significant adult) and their 9-12 year old daughters. The program was facilitated in both English and Spanish and comprised of four consecutive weeks, meeting together once a week in the evening to increase the availability and attendance of working mothers.

We had a retention rate of 90% for the program year. Your support makes a big difference to our organization and will help us continue making a difference in the lives of girls in King City

Special Thank you to all our partners 2016

Grace & Marvin Borzini
Paulette & Jerry Bumbalough
Janet & John Buttgereit
Holly & Bill Casey
Susan & David Gill
Anita & Edwin McKean
Janene & David Norum
Barbara & John Pekema
Theresa Rouse

Ways to Support

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