I am a mother, artist, activist, and athlete. I never thought I would call myself an athlete until I was 44 when I entered my first triathlon to raise money to fight cancer; Tri For a Cure, Maine. After 3 years of hard work I have completed 4 triathlons and one marathon. I have proven to myself that change of all types is possible at any age!
Please join me in helping young women and girls learn this lesson earlier on in life so they may achieve their goals, and allow our communities to benefit from their achievements and growth. Run with me virtually and support A Company of Girls in Portland, ME.
A Company of Girls (ACOG)
Serving the greater Portland community for the past sixteen years, ACOG is an award-winning, nationally recognized after school theater/arts prevention program. The program is offered throughout the school year free of charge and provides transportation, when possible, for girls and their families to meeting dates and field trips. ACOG’s staff members work directly with girls to actively create and implement activities that support and connect to the greater community—expanding our impact. Events such as our annual theatrical performances and fundraisers reach hundreds of additional community members annually.
ACOG’s programming helps shape girls into young women who have the confidence and spirit of inclusiveness to make positive changes in our community, and remain resilient to life’s challenges. To accomplish this goal, ACOG staff rigorously work to execute a curriculum based in the arts and theater that encourages the building of self-confidence and self-esteem in order for girls to discover, develop, honor and use their unique and valuable voices. Study of the visual and performing arts has proven positive results for children in their development as successful, independent adults. Because our participants are from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds, girls and their families learn to better understand the perspectives of those who go to different schools, live in different neighborhoods, or have differing family backgrounds, building bridges throughout our community.
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