Parent Sharing

The Girls Inc. staff hosted a parent sharing day on Saturday, March 12 for the girls attending the Emma Lozier Center in South Omaha.  With an international theme, parents and girls were treated to a meal with foods from around the world: fried chicken for the USA, Ethiopian food and bread, and pupusas from El Salvador.  Girls Inc. staff shared information about the program and the girls’ activities with Spanish and African dialect translations.  Girls and families had an opportunity to create a craft project together. The turnout of parents was fabulous! 

At the sharing, the GIRLStart parents and girls took over the second floor of the center to participate in a read aloud of Everybody Bakes Bread.  The girls were able to sample breads mentioned in the book and to participate in accompanying craft projects.  From Barbados, the girls tried coconut bread.  And then they created a seashell craft project (although for many of the girls it was more of a glitter-sequin-glue project with a seashell thrown in for good measure…).  The girls had challah from Italy, cornbread from the USA, and Italian bread from Italy (thank you Orsi bakery!).