Fall 2020 schedule coming soon.
Message from our Executive Director
March 28, 2020
I truly hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this difficult time.
It feels like a lifetime ago when many of us gathered together on Sunday, March 8 to celebrate International Women's Day. I don't need to tell you how much our world has changed in these past three weeks. We are in the midst of great uncertainty due to COVID-19 and its wide-stretching effects on each other, our families and communities.
For this reason, One World Girl remains committed to supporting our girls and offer resources to help them build resilience and courage through these challenges. As you know, one of our core values is arts-based, creative learning in everything we do. This is more crucial than ever before, because art has always played an important role in health and healing.
Studies show that engaging in creative arts activities helps reduce stress, increase connection and manage pain. It creates a powerful vehicle for self-discovery, self-expression, self-esteem and emotional release, which are paramount in good mental health.
As we all adjust to school closings, social distancing and home stays, we can experience feelings of anxiety, fear, sadness or a little bit of everything! Arts and crafts, storytelling, free play, creative projects and more go a long way to support our emotional, physical and spiritual well beings.
Starting April 1, One World Girl will be providing weekly at-home resources including art activities, writing projects, empowerment games and self-care tips to help our girls (and loved ones) feel inspired and supported. At the same time, we will continue to work to fulfill our mission and build a strong and promising future for One World Girl and the communities we serve.
I am fortunate to be able to easily work from home and am currently re-shaping an exciting schedule of programming for 2020 that includes our annual summer empowerment arts camp in early August as well as a roster of Broadway empowerment days, in-school leadership programs and many special events for women and girls in the fall. Stay tuned for more details!
At this moment, it has never seemed more important to say "thank you" to all of you who have championed and supported us in our first two years of work. You are the ones who make what we do possible, and your unwavering commitment inspires us to know that we will get through this together and will be stronger for it.
We will keep in touch and continue to update you on our plans. If you don't already, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram, so you can get all the latest news and happenings. Also, check out the important information contained in this newsletter, including the free COVID-19 webinars for youth. Finally, if there is anything we can do to support you at this time, please let us know.
Blessings, peace and good health,
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