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Science Club for Girls Receives Advancement Award from The Boston Club April 27, 2011

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“The staff and I refer to ourselves as being small but mighty,” said Executive Director Connie Chow when she accepted the Advancement Award from The Boston Club.  “Because it is really through the 200 plus mentors, board members and events volunteers who join hands in our mutual goal that we are able to inspire over 1,000 girls each year.”

Science Club for Girls Board Member Kimberly Dwyer; SCFG Volunteer Mentor Dr. Monica Hall-Porter; Executive Director Connie Chow; Keynote Speaker Corinne Grousbeck; Boston Club Advancement Committee Chair Ronna Woodward; SCFG volunteer and former board member Sharon Stone. Photo credit: The Boston Club

Science Club for Girls was honored with recognition and a $5,000 award at The Boston Club’s Community Salute on April 14th, an annual breakfast event held at Westin Copley Place Hotel.  Science Club was recognized for how it effectively engages volunteers to advance girls and young women in the community.

Ronna Woodward, Chair of the Advancement Awards Committee said, “We were very moved by the transformational work being done by so many talented, committed volunteers and staff.”

Mother Caroline Academy also received an award.

The Boston Club seeks to build a community of women who are connected to each other and to those in their next stage of their careers, offer opportunities to give back, to share expertise and to support one another’s professional development.

The experience of a teen participant in Science Club for Girls’ Junior Mentor program epitomizes the impact of the program. “I learned it doesn’t matter what your race, age, or appearance is. You can do anything and become anything you put your mind to… It’s about having friends and peers to encourage you through your goal, which is the relationship I had with my team in SCFG. Science Club for Girls made me realize that I have the power and the knowledge to become a scientist and to help others achieve their goals and dreams.”  Though she wasn’t able to share this at the breakfast, it captures why our volunteers are so vested in the girls.

Many thanks to The Boston Club and especially the Advancement Committee. We hope many of you will join our volunteer rank.

Mentors, volunteers and board members, past and present: Thank YOU. This award belongs to all of you.

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