This online voting for the Washington Middle School For Girls has been the most incredible experience.
In response to my blanket email to everyone in my address book, I am hearing from people I haven’t heard from in years. None has been more poignant than the response from a distant cousin who was brought back to a conversation she had with her aunt when she was 10 years old.
Her aunt told her that no matter what advice anyone was to give her, the best thing she could tell her was to grow up to be a strong woman.
Sometimes, we forget that the work we do everyday with girls and women is not front and center with everyone. To us, when you change the life of a girl, you change the life of a woman.
It’s that simple.
So yes, I’ve loved spreading the good news and getting people to vote for the school. And I love the added bonus of wonderful feedback.
Colette Breen works in the development office at the Washington Middle School for Girls.