Wednesday, April 13, 2011

GRLZ 4 Change are Inspired!

Last week’s GRLZ 4 Change session encouraged the girls to use the computers to research a variety of inspirational women. Each member chose a girl or woman that they wanted to learn more about, found out how they have made a positive change in their worlds, and then shared the information with the rest of the group. Here’s who inspires the girls at Aliamanu BGCH:

“Brenda Song is influential because she participates in Friends for Change and Pass the Plate. She is smart because she graduated high school when she was 16. She participated in the 13th Annual Race to Erase MS Charity. She saved her brother from drowning. Finally, she is involved in the Make a Wish Foundation.” ~Courtney

“Dawn O’Brien is a motivational Christian speaker. She speaks on 95.5 and she spoke at the 2011 Him Conference. She inspires many others to be positive.” ~Heather

“Selena Gomez is a young American singer and actress. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an Emmy-Award winning actress on the Disney Channel.” ~Arii

“Coco Ho is inspirational because she reaches her goals and she participates in a variety of charity events.” ~Gabby

“Bethany Hamilton is influential because after a shark attack she still never gave up on her dream. Four months after her shark attack she placed fifth at the National Surfing Championships. Bethany also helps charitable causes. She went to Thailand to help children who were hurt by the 2004 tsunami disaster and helps anti-drug programs for the State of Hawaii.” ~Jasmine

“Kelly Clarkson won the first American Idol contest. She supports 10 different charities and causes. She always works for her best.” ~Jahcianna

“Carrie Underwood is an active member of the Humane Society of the United States. She is an animal lover. She advocates for the Protect Your Pet program. She does a lot of public service announcements. She used her singing skills to benefit cancer research.” ~Makeala & Keonna

“Taylor Swift cares about other people and not just herself. She is not promiscuous. She works with different charities. Her songs are appropriate for young girls. She is sweet.” ~Maria & Arianna