Hardy Girls Healthy Women Newsletter


july 2017

(2017 Girls Rock! action spot: Write to your elected officials and HGHW will deliver!)

Last Call for Applications for our Girls Advisory Board (GAB)!

GAB is our high school program (girls* in 9th-12th grade for the 2017-2018 school year). GAB creates and delivers all the content for our Girls Rock! Conferences, guides our programming and lets us ask their opinion on all kinds of things. GAB meets once a month on Sundays throughout the school year and meetings take place in Portland and Waterville. There is no cost to participate and carpooling is available. Meet our current GAB, read more about the program and apply today! Deadline is July 1.

*See inclusivity statement

End of our Fiscal Year

July 1 marks the start of Hardy Girls’ new year! To help us end our last year with a bang, consider contributing a one-time donation or becoming a monthly donor. Your contributions allow us to serve more girls with free or low-cost programming encouraging a generation of ruckus causers.

New Staff!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of TWO new staff members to Hardy Girls:

Sarah Nichols will start July 5 as our Administrative and Program Assistant. Sarah also works at the Maine Women’s Lobby and with Mabel Wadsworth Center. She is a graduate of Emerge Maine, serves on their board and is a member of the Bangor City Council. She will be helping in our office, with development and also with programming as we look to Bangor. We’re thrilled to have her experience in Maine, women’s organizations and general awesomeness.

Sarah Lentz comes on board as our Program Coordinator. She’s a Maine transplant with extensive experience working with youth-driven programming. She was formally Program Director at Maine Teen Camp and Associate Director at Summer Search in Boston. She has a passion working with underserved youth and building community relationships. She likes data, is pursuing her MA in policy, planning, and management in the fall, and has a great sense of humor.

Funding announcements!

Hardy Girls was thrilled to receive two grant awards recently. The Elmina B Sewall Foundation contributed $10,000 towards Hardy Girls’ mission. The Maine Community Foundation also granted $10,000. This funding will allow us to provide more programming to schools around the state through girls’ workshops. We are now able to subsidize or scholarship schools who don’t have this programming in their budget. If your school or community group is interested in working with us, please reach out! And thank you to these two local funders!! 



Social Media Recap

Haven’t been on Facebook lately? Here’s our Top 5 Most Popular Recent Posts:

1. Maine high chool is apparently first in U.S. to get sports hijabs
2. Would you be the one to say “Let her speak!”? (video)
3. Dear Microsoft. Absolutely Not.
4. These women are pregnant badasses (video)
5. Woman refuses to be peer pressured into erasing motherhood (video)


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