Girls Reaching Out (G.R.O.) is a nonprofit service outreach organization at UNC Greensboro. This organization was founded by Khristina Cunningham in 2006. She saw that there was a lack of leadership and confidence among the young women at UNCG, and decided that something had to be done. This goal of Girls Reaching Out is to uplift, inspire, and encourage the young women in the community.
G.R.O. has a mentoring program, Leading Ladies of Lincoln. This is an after-school program designed to mentor young ladies of The Academy of Lincoln. The focus of this mentoring program is to implement the development of womanhood and other significant qualities in the lives of young ladies. Some of these qualities include respect, self-esteem and worth, integrity, ambition, drive and much more. They meet once a week with their students in hope of building and maintaining healthy relationships that will affect the lives of these children in a positive way.
Jasmine Spears currently serves as the 2018-2019 President of GRO. She is control of organizing and setting up the events with the help of other Executive Board members. She explains how she enjoys her position as President, despite all the hard work that goes into it. “I like being GRO’s President, at times it can be overwhelming, but it is also very rewarding. I have a great team of E-board members who help me out. We work together to plan and execute events, which makes things a lot easier than me doing everything on my own” she said.
GRO Executive Board members consist of:
President- Jasmine Spears
Vice President- Gloria Spencer
Members at Large- Shevon Smith and Adrienne Green
Leading Ladies Coordinators- Gabrielle Morris
Publicist- Kaylyn Jones
Treasurer- Mercedes Cooper.
Together they work together to effectively accomplish the goals of GRO.