A Note From the Leadership Team

June 2021

Dear Girls Group Supporters,

June has been quite a busy month for our staff and participants alike. Here are some highlights from this month: we celebrated our middle school, high school, and college graduates, began our Summer Enrichment program, met amazing organizations and businesses at the Ypsilanti Juneteenth celebration, and volunteered with Growing Hope urban farm. Our participants and staff are having so much fun being back in person. We look forward to continuing to share the wonderful progress we make as the summer continues.

This month is additionally meaningful to the Girls Group community, as we embrace and honor Pride Month and Juneteenth. At Girls Group, our girls and young women have many intersecting identities across race, gender, social class, sexual orientation, religion, and body size, which makes us all unique and worthy. While much progress has been made toward equity and justice, including the recent passing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday, we understand that there is much more to be done. We are immensely proud that Girls Group is helping to cultivate, empower and celebrate the next generation of leaders in our community and society at large.

As we continue through the summer months and make the most of our in-person programming (and this wonderful Michigan weather), we are so grateful for you, each and every one of you. It is your unwavering support that makes our work possible.

With much gratitude,
Girl Group Leadership