Christy Fanning – Girls Club
In a girls club in a mentorship role at the school where I was a teacher.
I wanted to be able to mentor the kids there because so many of them have no belief in themselves or their abilities. I wanted to be able to push them to their fullest growth and potential.
I helped so many kids build their self confidence as well as push them to do more than what is expected of them. I was able to have so many impactful conversations about mental health and practical skills they could apply in their own lives to become the best version of themselves.
So many of the girls came to me and told me I gave them a space to feel supported, safe, loved, and accepted. Many of them had ambitions to go onto college or be leaders within the school to impact change. I was rewarded by being able to witness my efforts come to fruition when I saw how the mentalities of the girls changed over the months that I worked with them.