Meet Our Volunteers

Meet Our Volunteers
Amy Abdelraham
Hometown: Aurora, CO
My Favorite Quote: "Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come." Victor Hugo
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I chose to volunteer at Girls Inc. because the mission and goals of the organization is something I identified with in wanting to help get the message across. I want to help girls realize how strong, smart and bold they are and to never underestimate themselves. I want to help girls see and realize their full potential and ultimately help them succeed.
Betty Alemseghed
Hometown: Aurora, CO
Olivia Almon
Hometown: Denver, CO
My Favorite Quote: "A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person." - Dave Barry
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I am one of 3 sisters and love the idea of empowering girls to succeed! My mom and dad always tell us we can do anything, and I strive to have a career where I am self-sufficient. I enjoy working with children and hope to be a teacher someday.
Donaji Arango
Kaleigh Arguello
Hometown: Denver
My Favorite Quote: "You don't have to be a great start, but you need to start to be great."-Zig Zagler
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I strive to help children succeed and believe Girls Inc. would be the perfect place. I want to make a positive impact in the lives of these children and empower them to be the best they can be. I have only heard good things about Girls Inc. and would appreciate the opportunity to experience volunteering at this organization.
Lisa Atufunwa
Hometown: Denver
My Favorite Quote: "Do one thing every day that scares you." Eleanor Roosevelt
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I chose Girls Inc. as a place to volunteer because it aligned with my passion of girl/women empowerment. Girls Inc. is a place where volunteers and participants can learn about their worth and have a group of like-minded people who can support each other in our achievements and failures.
Brooke Barker
Hometown: Vail, CO
My Favorite Quote: "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation." -John Wooden
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I have been wanting to get back in to volunteering and after reading about Girls Inc. it made me really excited about what you do.
Jordan Bass
Hometown: Seattle, WA
My Favorite Quote: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -A.A. Milne
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I just really believe in Girls Inc.'s mission. I wish I had been involved in an organization like this while growing up, so to make up for lost time, I want to be able to help other girls get the most out of an experience like this!
Chloe Beardsley
Hometown: Englewood, CO
My Favorite Quote: "To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable."
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I think that the strength that you provide for young women to use in their futures is fantastic, and it is something I want to be a part of.
Hayley Bell
Hometown: Fairfax Station, VA
My Favorite Quote: "Not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves." Henry D. Thoreau
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I think empowering young women to be leaders in society is an incredible gift. Girls are so strong, and I love that Girls Inc. celebrates that by providing opportunities for young women.
Emily Brisnehan
Rebecca Brubaker
Hometown: Pine, CO
My Favorite Quote: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away." - Hilary Cooper
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I started as a work study tutor in the teen center but didn't want to stop working with the girls and staff when my work study was finished! I can't wait to get back to spending time at Girls Inc.!
Jovana Caicedo
Hometown: Denver
My Favorite Quote: "Maybe a person is just made up of a lot of people. Maybe we're accumulating these new selves all the time. Hauling them in as we make choices, good and bad, as we screw up, step up, lose our minds, find our minds, fall apart, fall in love, as we grieve, grow, retreat from the world, dive into the owlrd, as we make things, as we break things." I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I choose Girls Inc. as a place to volunteer because I have a personal connection with the message. I am a girl and I am strong, more emotional than physical, and I am smart. I am gold not in your face bold but being honest bold. I am not afraid to tell you what I think in a respectable way.
Yazmin Castillo
Hometown: Glenwood Springs, CO
Anya Dickson
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
My Favorite Quote: "You are GOOD enough, SMART enough, BEAUTIFUL enough, and STRONG enough. Believe it and never let insecurity run your life."
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I chose to volunteer at Girls Inc. because there's not a better place for me to invest my time, energy, and love. I want to inspire the girls and show them they are in power; they can do anything they want to do, and I'm going to help them get there.
Yordi Dinku
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
My Favorite Quote: "Its during our darkest moment that we must focus to see the Light." Aristotle Onassis
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I also believe in empowering girls, especially through education. Our world needs those great minded leaders that are just hiding because of society's view of women.
Betty Dukamo
Hometown: Hawassa, Ethiopia
My Favorite Quote: "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." Maya ANgelou
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I love helping people, that is one of the reasons why I want to become a nurse. What better way to make people smile than to help children with things they need help with.
Angela Ellica
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: Growing up, I feel that I had to navigate many unknown territories alone and had to figure so much out for myself. I hope to be able to help young women feel supported and knowledgeable in their decision-making, and make potentially-intimidating experiences approachable.
Trina Fernandes
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
My Favorite Quote: Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future's not ours to see. Que sera, sera.
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: Girls Inc. is a safe place where girls can learn important aspects of everyday life, which includes anything from understanding the importance of wellness to understanding the importance of math and science. It is a place where the girls of today can grow into contributing women of tomorrow.
Diana Garcia
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
My Favorite Quote: "If you think you can or can't, you're right."
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I loved Girls Inc. since I started coming here in 2012. It's a great opportunity.
Theresa Hauser
Hometown: Rochester, NY
My Favorite Quote: "You can't look stupid if you're having fun" - Amy Poehler
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: The world needs strong, independent & confident women.
Sandy Hosey
Hometown: Plymouth, Pennsylvania
My Favorite Quote: "Believe deep down in your hear that you are destined to do great things."
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I believe that we need to support and empower girls so that they can grow into great leaders.
Abby Kaeli
Hometown: Lakewood
My Favorite Quote: "You never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them." -To Kill a Mockingbird
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I was really lucky to have a lot of support and encouragement when I was young that gave me the tools I needed to be successful in a variety of environments as an adult. I hope I can pass that support and encouragement on to others through Girls Inc.
Nora Kane
Hometown: Scranton, PA
My Favorite Quote: "If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." Maya Angelou
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I love Girls Inc. as an organization-its mission, its goal, its practices. I think it'crucial work that y'all are doing and I would be thrilled to be a part of it.
Beatrice Lara
Hometown: Scranton, PA
My Favorite Quote: Show the world you as you are not as you think you should be because sooner or later if you are posing you will forget the pose and then where are you.
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I love the program. As a former Girls Inc. member as a kid it would be great to give back and help out. I made many friends and learned so much through the program giving back to the program would be an amazing opportunity.
Nancy Latimer
Hometown: Barrington, IL
My Favorite Quote: If you are not in a state of growth you are in a state of decay...
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I love girls!!
Jordan Licari
Hometown: Fort Walton Beach, FL
My Favorite Quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." The Lorax
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I would like to be a part of something I wish I had when I was younger. I didn't have the opportunity to be in a community specifically made to counter oppression and empower girls to believe in themselves. I believe the work Girls Inc. does is extremely important and should be encouraged.
Justice Mitchell
Hometown: Denver, CO
My Favorite Quote: "Never give up. There is no such thing as an ending. Just a new beginning"- Unknown
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I love working with the girls from the same community I grew up in. I am glad to be apart of a program that shows girls how to be the strong independent girls they truly are.
Jenn Morikawa
Hometown: Wakeman, OH
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I believe in the vision of Girl's Inc. and would like to help achieve it.
Ana Naves
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: Because I love that the people here are inspiring girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold, the inspiration that lacks in my home and community. Girls Inc. is not only inspiring the new generation of girls to be bold, they're inspiring past and future generations as well. Girls Inc. is the place where every girl can dream big without ever having a doubt nor being afraid
Stacy Ohlsson
Hometown: Westminster, CO
My Favorite Quote: "It is always worth it to stand on principle, no matter what the ultimate goal is. What's wrong is wrong." Clarence Thomas
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: To be directly involved in helping the girls become strong, smart and bold.
Amy Onwudinanti
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
My Favorite Quote: "If you think you can or can't, you're right."
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I feel that girls today have very few positive role models to look up to. I want to make some sort of difference, even if its just one girl.
Rosy Sarmiento
Hometown: Denver, CO
My Favorite Quote: "Be yourself, everyone else is taken." -Oscar Wilde
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I chose Girls Inc. because I believe in the empowerment of girls at a young age. Girls Inc. provides a wonderful environment where girls feel powerful and unstoppable. I definitely want to be part of that empowerment.
Fartun Sherif
Hometown: Kenya
My Favorite Quote: "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation." -John Wooden
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I have been wanting to get back in to volunteering and after reading about Girls Inc. it made me really excited about what you do.
Georgia Simpson
Hometown: Speedway, IN
My Favorite Quote: "80% of success is showing up."
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: I wholeheartedly support STRONG, SMART, & BOLD girls, and want to help each one to succeed!
Brit Tucker
Hometown: Lakewood, CO
My Favorite Quote: "Listen-are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?"-Mary Oliver
Why I'm A Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Volunteer: Girls need girls. We're all in this together and I believer there is no better place for girls to learn to explore who they are and who they want to be than through being with other woman.
The vision of Girls Incorporated is empowered girls and an equitable society. We believe that girls have the right to bethemselves and to resist gender-stereotypes, to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm, to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success, to accept and appreciate their bodies, to have confidence in themselves, to be safe in the world and to be prepared for interesting work and economic independence.

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