Girls Inc. of Lynn

Girls Inc. 24th Annual Celebration Luncheon

Celebration Luncheon

24th Annual Celebration Luncheon
Honoring Latoyia Edwards, NECN Primetime Evening Anchor

April 11th, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
at the Danversport Yacht Club

The Celebration Luncheon is Girls Inc. of Lynn's signature event and is an inspiring and uplifting afternoon celebrating the accomplishments of our teen Girl Heroes and Women of Achievement. Each year 500 men, women, public officials, community and business leaders and supporters gather at the Danversport Yacht Club. The event will feature the Girls Inc. chorus, our special guest honoree and the opportunity to hear our Girl Heroes share the impact of your generous support. Proceeds of this event will support the school year and summer camp programs at Girls Inc. of Lynn by funding software and technology tools, science equipment, sports equipment, college field trips, college scholarships and job readiness instruction.

Click here to purchase your ticket and/or learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Latoyia Edwards is a primetime evening anchor on NECN, anchoring NECN Tonight, the News at 7, and NECN Business. She joined the NECN family as a morning reporter in 2005, arriving from WWLP-22 in Springfield, MA, where she had been a weekday anchor. A native of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, Edwards graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She began her career as a news writer for WBZ-1030AM radio, and later reported for the Fox affiliate WICZ-TV 40 in Binghamton, NY. She first anchored television for MediaOne cable news network, while also reporting as the morning drive news anchor for WILD 1090AM. Additionally, Edwards has instructed courses for the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. In 2002, Edwards was crowned Miss Massachusetts in the USA pageant. She is married, and greatly enjoys volunteering with youth groups. 

46 Turn out for Inaugural Lynn MLK Day of Service

MLK Day Photo

46 Lynn residents turned out January 16th to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by serving the community. The event was co-sponsored by the East Lynn Community Association, Girls Inc., Centerboard, SCI Lynn, Communities That Care and the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance.

Participants, including groups from Project Cope, Cub Scout Pack 121 from Troop 121 at St. Mary’s in Lynn and the NAACP, volunteered on projects at the YMCA and the Lynn Shelter Association in addition to collecting food, school supplies and winter wear at local businesses.

“We would really like to thank Lynn City Hall, Shaw’s Supermarket, Walgreens and Compare Supermarket for hosting our food, school supplies and winter wear collection locations,” said organizer Jesse Jaeger of the East Lynn Community Association. “We would especially like to thank Compare Supermarket and Al Calvo, owner of Compare and SCI Board Member, for matching items donated by their customers.” In total approximately $1000 worth of food, school supplies and winter wear were collected that were donated to the Lynn Shelter Association, My Brother’s Table, the Lynn Public Schools and the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance.

Organizers said that they hope that this is the first of many future MLK Days of Service in Lynn. “There was a tremendous response from the community to volunteer,” said Briana Iacovetta, SCI Lynn Americorp Member who coordinated volunteers for the event. “More people expressed interest then we could accommodate so hopefully next year we will find even more service opportunities for people to participate in.”

If Lynn community members or agencies have an idea for a service project for next year’s Lynn MLK Day of Service they can contact the East Lynn Community Association at 781-346-9060.

Photo: GayLynne Samsonoff (on right) at Compare Supermarket 

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day Logo

Join us in celebrating MLK Day of Service in Lynn, MA! We are collecting hat, scarves, gloves, school supplies and non-perishable food items for the city of Lynn--to be given to Lynn public schools and My Brother's Table. Volunteers are needed on Monday, January 16th from 12pm to 6pm to collect donations at businesses, transport donations from businesses to Girls Inc., and sort donations at Girls Inc. On Monday, January 16th all volunteers must sign in at Girls Inc. 15 minutes prior to their shift, where they will be given their assignments. Additionally, all voluneers are invited to join us for an "After-Party" at Girls Inc. to celebrate our hard work through food, music, and great peolpe!

Pre-registration is REQUIRED by Monday, January 9th. 

Click here to register.

Volunteers Needed: College Mentoring

mentor and mentee

Girls Inc. of Lynn is in need of volunteer mentors! The Mentor program is run through the Teen Programs at Girls Inc and mentors will receive training, materials and resources to help their mentees through the college application process. Girls Inc. has run a successful college mentoring program for several years, last year we had 18 volunteer mentors and 30 girls in the program. Our goal is to be able to have a 1:1 ratio of girls to mentors.

Mentors are asked to commit to attending Wednesday evening meetings at the Girls Inc. of Lynn from 6-7:30pm from October to May. If interested, please contact Sahar Momand, College Access Fellow, at or 781-592-9744 ext. 210. 

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