New Leadership, Summer Programs, and SSB Brunch
Announcing New Leadership
We are pleased to welcome Lindsay Smith as our new Executive Director of Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley.
The Board of Directors at Girls Inc. NSV is proud to announce that Lindsay Smith has accepted the position of Executive Director for our organization, as of July 1st, 2019.
Lindsay comes to Girls Inc. NSV with over a decade of nonprofit experience in the fields of youth, housing, homelessness, public health, domestic violence, and women's health. She began her career in San Francisco, CA working with clients experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, and economic instability. After San Francisco, she moved to Portland and began her work in public health and youth development. Her focus was on prevention programs to help youth be mentally and physically healthy, while staying in school.
Throughout her work in Oregon, she oversaw youth projects totaling over $3.5 million. Smiths' work and advocacy helped inform legislation that provided protections for youth and their healthcare. She also served as the nonprofit representative to the Washington County Public Health Advisory Council and as a board member to Family Promise of Washington County.
Smith holds a Masters in Public Administration from University of Southern California and a B.A. in political science from Saint Mary's College of California.
We are confident that Lindsay's leadership skills and experience will continue the organization's success and will give shape to our mission of "inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold."
Read more about the staff and Board of Directors at Girls Inc. NSV
Girls Dig It: Archaeology Program
The summer archaeology program ended on July 26th, much to the dismay of some of it's participants. The girls met with four archaeologists and an anthropologist who introduced the girls to various aspects of their profession; from ethics to technology. They also met with a member of two of the local tribes who helped them understand the importance of working with and understanding other cultures. For the final week, they finished up a simulated dig. The girls were given the scenario that it was the year 9102 and they were to work as a team to excavate a site of a known neighborhood between the years 1934-2018. There were four teams of two, each who excavated a box that represented a room in a house. Each artifact was cataloged and bagged, and they reported their full findings to the group.
Annual Girls Camping Trip
The Girls Inc. NSV Camping Trip was in Lassen Volcanic National Park from Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th at the Volcano Adventure Camp. We had a record number of eighteen girls this year who stayed in cabins, learned outdoor survival skills, and had the opportunity to attend park activities that study volcanoes and the Lassen Park area.They also hiked to a waterfall, swam in the lake, and saw a bear!
Strong, Smart, and Bold Brunch Fundraiser
Please join us for our annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Brunch in honor of North State girls at Riverview Country Club in Redding, CA on September 15th, 2019. Together, we’ll be toasting four community members with an awards ceremony, celebrating this year’s scholarship recipient, and enjoying a chance to win some fantastic prizes — all over a beautiful brunch.
The Strong, Smart, and Bold Brunch Fundraiser is a chance to honor and get inspired by those special people — maybe you're one! — who champion youth or women in the north state.
We would like to thank our individual donors and organization sponsors. Your investment supports direct service and advocacy initiatives designed to intensively develop the whole girl from childhood into adulthood which will equip them to navigate the unique gender, social, and economic barriers that invariably inhibit the innate potential in each girl.