Girlstart Alumna Volunteers During Spring Break

March 23, 2010 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

Maria volunteering

I was happy that spring break was going to begin because finally I was going to rest. At the same time I was sad because I did not know what I was going to do during a whole week of break. I decided to e-mail Ms. Julie who works at Girlstart and ask her if I could volunteer during the week of spring break. She responded back and told me that she would appreciate my help as a volunteer. I like Girlstart a lot because I went to their summer camps when I was younger, I had so much fun. I was really excited about going back to the program  as an alumna, since I’m a sophomore going on to be a junior in high school. 

I was so excited on Monday morning and was looking forward to what I was going to do. Monday morning Ms. Julie and I went to some sessions about technology and girls at SXSW interactive, with free day passes. Out of the two sessions my favorite one was Duh……Technology is for girls. I like this session because everyone was involved in the conversation, and everyone commented on the out loud comments on twitter. That day I learned that twitter is not just a page to gossip but it is also used for work purposes. I had a great time at SXSW interactive, when we came back Ms. Julie got me set up in the Girlstart twitter page and all afternoon I followed people who were part of the sessions we attended at SXSW interactive.

Organized t-shirt closet

Wednesday morning I researched some potential activities that were on DVDs.  One DVD caught my attention because it was talking about Latina girls and how we need to be encourage more to become engineers.

On Wednesday by midday Ms. Julie and I worked on a face book page for the Girlfriends Power Circle, added pictures and launched it live that day! Later on Wednesday afternoon I began separating some t-shirts that the camp was going to use from the ones that they were not going to keep. There were many t-shirts that they were not going to keep so I took some for my little cousins and we donated the rest to Safe Place. Organizing t-shirts is not that easy but it kept me busy for Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. I organized the t-shirts by color and made labels for the bins that they were going to be in. The room looked so much better with just having the t-shirts organized!

I had a great week here at Girlstart because many exciting things happened, and while I was having fun, I also learned new things. This is an experience that I will never forget!  

~Maria

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