Are you a past member of Girls Inc. (formerly Girls Clubs of America)? If so, we invite you to join the Girls Inc. Alumnae Network! The benefits of reconnecting include:
- Keep informed of what Girls Inc. is doing today.
- Learn how to be an advocate for girls and girl leadership.
- Share your Girls Inc. story. How did Girls Inc. influence where you are today?
- Be connected to the growing network of Strong, Smart, and Bold women.
- Learn about opportunities to attend special events or to be interviewed on behalf of Girls Inc.
Are you a Girls Inc. alumna? Share how Girls Inc. impacted your life and shaped who you are today. Tell us about your latest accomplishments and how you are inspiring other girls.
Alumna Spotlight: Kateesha Blount
Kateesha is a Girls Inc. alumna who currently resides in North Carolina. Kateesha is thankful to have had a loving, supportive home environment growing up, as well as the supportive, inspiring environment she found at Girls Inc. Without Girls Inc., Kateesha would have spent her summers missing out on valuable learning and enrichment opportunities. But thanks to Girls Inc., she gained additional role models, new experiences and the inspiration to envision great possibilities for her future.
Through her experience at Girls Inc., Kateesha grew into a confident and self-aware woman. Girls Inc. taught and reinforced in Kateesha the importance of being a leader, dedicating oneself to service, and having a global outlook, all values that she has integrated throughout her life. She also discovered her passions for the arts and sciences and the environment.
Kateesha earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a minor in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida, and earned a master’s in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology from Florida A&M University. She currently works as a Training Administrator for a public health agency in Charlotte. Aside from her professional pursuits, Kateesha enjoys volunteering with her husband, spending time with her family, and sharing what she’s taken away from Girls Inc. with other girls.
“Stay focused, do what is right, and have respect for yourself and others in the process. It is okay to be unique and not follow the crowd. The path may not be the most popular and may be difficult at times but you will ultimately be rewarded for your efforts.”