Voices of Power

As the calendar year comes to an end, join us in listening to the voices of people who attended our programs in 2015.  They tell the story of how you make a positive impact on girls and the community.



I feel open, I guess.  I feel like I can talk about anything that is going on.  I don’t feel scared or embarrassed because I feel like y’all aren’t judging me, y’all are building me up. 
– program graduate


I learned how to be accountable to a group and to my supervisor. 
– employment program graduate


I learned how to say No.  Like honestly.   I have been in situations to this day because the way people talk to you, you feel like you have to say yes, but I have learned to say no if I don’t want to do something. 
– program graduate


Out of everything about this group, one-on-ones were my top favorite.  It is hard for me to share emotions honestly and being able to take off your front and share what you really have to say and feel, felt really nice.
       program graduate

After the group I feel my words are valuable.  Now I have confidence.  Speaking and knowing my words are important. – program graduate


I used to think, like, that I used to have friends, that would just date a guy to not feel single. So sometimes I would force myself to have a boyfriend just to not be single. But after this group, I don’t do that. I’m not going to find a boy to not feel single. I’m going to find someone I like.
– program graduate


I learned to be more understanding of people and to see where they are coming from, be in their shoes. Guest speakers came to talk about their experience.  I learned more about the human race. 
– program graduate


My confidence has gone up.  I usually stay with me and my friends but now I talk to everyone.  I learned how to talk to different people ‘cause I got to know I could trust other people and not just my family. People in the group did not break that bond of trust.
– program graduate


I was bullied in elementary school so in 6th and 7th grades I was reserved because I did not want to go through that again. In this group everyone accepted me and I just opened up.  
– program graduate


I have more self control ‘cause everyone has a story and maybe they are having a hard time or going through the same struggles or something worse.
– program graduate


(Because of this group) I started talking to my parents. I used to hate them, they never talked to me, they would complain and yell. I learned to talk to them more respectfully and we would have good conversations.
– program graduate


Every moment someone was speaking, even asking questions.  I was learning. Today was meaty!
– Girl Justice attendee


The community has inspired me. Powerful Voices is unified and does good work. Witnessing this is inspiring.
– Adult Ally


[I] got to live a real life model of Allyship.  I got to grapple with adultism - was hard to explain the difference between an Adult Ally and mentor to others but explaining this became important to me.
– Adult Ally


She inspired me to be myself. 
– Adult attendee of Girlvolution talking about ActiveVista

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