GHS Girl’s Empowerment Club Event at Greenwich YMCA Means Girl in Peru Goes to High School

On Sunday morning, Greenwich High School students gathered at the YMCA of Greenwich to spin in support of girl’s education. Organized by the GHS Girl’s Empowerment Club, the proceeds went directly to support the club’s “She’s the First” scholar, Lisbeth H in Peru.

Joined by the YMCA’s executive director Bob DeAngelo and program director Heather Brown, the group enjoyed an hour of invigorating exercise with great music. The class was lead by enthusiastic spin instructor, Wendy Coleman.

Funds raised from the spin class and raffle amounted to over $200, which is enough to cover the rest of Lisbeth’s scholarship for the following year.

Lisbeth will be able to continue secondary school and eventually become the first in her family to graduate high school.

Kathryn Papas, Greenwich High School junior in attendance, said, “It was fun to see everyone and a great workout.”

“We’re thrilled that we reached our goal and we especially appreciate the support from community organizations” added Margaret Zhang, co-president of the club.

In addition to the YMCA of Greenwich which generously provided the facilities for the class, the raffle prizes and refreshments were provided by Athleta of Greenwich and Acme markets.


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