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Mentoring's Girl's Night Out

posted Sep 4, 2015, 6:31 AM by CommunityActionPartnership MadisonCounty
Community Action’s female mentors & mentees came together to celebrate our 8th Annual Mentoring Program Girl’s Night Out event.  The purpose of this event is to prepare the girls in our program for the new school year ahead in a fun and healthy way.

The evening began with the girls participating in a fashion show, showing off outfits they shopped for with their mentors at local 2nd hand stores.  Following this was a great interactive presentation with Marla Velky-Reger where the girls created their own snow globes and learned the symbolism behind them when it comes to relieving stress.  After enjoying a beautifully prepared summer meal, the stations opened for them to have their hair, nails & light makeup done.  They were also able to enjoy a fun photo booth with props and perused the donations of school supplies, clothing, toiletries, jewelry and more!

We would like to extend a special thank you to Katrina Blanchard at Wolf Oak Acres for generously allowing us to use their beautiful event space for this occasion.  We would also like to thank Gary Johnson of Elevated Events for generously providing a fun and energetic atmosphere with his music.  

One of the girls, age 10, shared with sincerity in reference to the donations, “Thank you, this is so helpful.  These

 school supplies are going to help me and my family so much.”  Another girl shared, “This is the best night that I have ever had!”  Some of the girls shared later with their mentors that the event made them feel special, beautiful and happy.  Mission accomplished!

The following funders make Community Action’s Mentoring Program possible: Department of Social Services, Madison County Youth Bureau, OPWDD, United Way of Greater Oneida and many other contributions throughout Madison County.

If you have one hour a week, you can make a difference in a local youth’s life. To hear more about this great program at Community Action, please call (315) 697-3588 and ask for Dennis Hoover ext. 24 or Jessica Ginney ext. 42.