This holiday season, GENaustin staff wants to share a few of the things that we’re thankful for:
The thousands of girls whose voices guide our programs to be successful and relevant.
The 13,302 individuals who have engaged with GENaustin, participated in our programs, and helped us grow our community and impact.
An incredibly positive office environment that makes every individual feel so welcome.
The city of Austin – its art, music, food, incredible organizations, and passionate community leaders working to make the world a better place.
Forks with tines long enough to have cranberry, stuffing, green beans, and sweet potatoes all in one bite.
Donors who care deeply about the futures of girls in our community.
Our outstanding volunteers! In just 1 day, volunteers contributed 1016.25 service hours for our 2014 We Are Girls Conference.
Work that we feel passionately about and the opportunity to join so many girls on their journey.
The growing movement to get more girls involved in coding.
Parents and schools who reach out to us for resources on how to raise healthy girls.
Interns, both past and present, whose insight, leadership, and commitment has contributed to GENaustin’s growth in incredible ways.
Rahel Girma, the unofficial GENaustin hair stylist.
Frozen, Brave, The Hunger Games, and other new books/movies that go against the conventional ‘damsel in distress’ story line and help young girls feel strong and empowered.
Working with so many compassionate, courageous, and strong women who challenge and support us.
The opportunity to create safe spaces to explore, be creative, and share it all with so many brilliant, funny, loving girls in Austin.
Family who provide strength, love, and encouragement, and friends around the world who provide hope and a sense of purpose.
One Direction and their beautiful hair.