A Safe Space for SMART Girls
There are few things more important in a child’s life than a place where they can feel safe. We believe that storytelling is the most valuable gift we can give to organizations in our community, and periodically we have the opportunity to do just that. This time, we partnered with our friends at the Boys and Girls Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a pro bono video highlighting their SMART Girls program.
SMART Girls is a national program that exists to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles in young women ages 8-17 through skills sessions, field trips and mentoring opportunities. For the film we sat down with 15 girls to talk about their experiences in the program, with lots of laughs (and some pretty sweet dance moves) along the way. The video will play at the 2014 Smart Girls banquet, where these young ladies will get a chance to mingle with other important women in the Fort Wayne community.
We were inspired by the authenticity and joy the girls had while talking with us, and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with yet another organization doing great things in our community.