Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Girls in Power (GIP) Pilot Program

Written by Daniella Robinson

The first Girl's in Power graduating class of 2012 received their certificates this past Monday night. The 14 week pilot program came to an end with a bang! Family, friends, volunteers and sponsors came out to the Conejo Valley YMCA to support the dynamic community program that has touched the lives of so many.

"GIP is a program dedicated to providing innovative hands-on programs, guiding tweens and teens through a loving, inspiring and supportive environment so they realize their full potential."

The brain child of GIP, Melinda Crown, had tears in her eyes as she talked about the accomplishments of the teens and volunteers that helped make the program possible. Melinda used difficulties and challenges in her own childhood to drive her desire to help at risk youth in today's society.

(Melinda Crown, Right)

Girl's In Power INC is a non-profit organization who has a mission to uplift, empower, teach, and support at risk female adults, teens, and children so that they can become emotionally, physically, and financially self-reliant in order to become mindful contributors to their communities and to promote these activities of the corporation throughout the communities where it will operate.

GIP announced that they will be expanding and offering more inspirational community programs as well as a boy's program that is currently in the works.

Photos provided by Kurasu Models and Events (http://www.kurasula.com/)
Photo Copyright: Saulo Padilla (http://www.saulopadilla.com/)

About Author: Daniella Robinson

Daniella Robinson is the founder of Kurasu Models and Events. In her spare time she is a freelance writer, as well as a philanthropist who is involved with various charities and foundations.


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