This December, members of the Young Women’s Leadership Club, a group dedicated to shaping future female leaders at Victor Junior High School, held a wreath-making fundraiser.
Club co-adviser Christie Gordon said the proceeds will support the group’s service projects and field trips. Excess funds will go to the Pluta Cancer Center in honor of club founder Lynne Forsyth and Lollypop Farm.
Gordon said the club’s wreath-making project allowed students to make special order wreaths for community members, and bring color and fun to the holiday season. The girls completed around 30 wreaths during the holiday activity. This year, with support from the Cointot family, the club will donate a wreath to Serenity House.
“For the students involved, this event is a chance to be creative, make something tangible and enjoy the holiday,” Gordon said.
YWLC members recently observed a live broadcast at 13 WHAM. The invitation came from news anchor Ginny Ryan after she interviewed members last year about their motivational bathroom quote project.
The club will travel to the Pluta Cancer Center for a tour and discussion. In February, club members will spend Valentine’s Day volunteering at Lollypop Farm. Gordon said the visit will give the girls an opportunity to tour the facility, speak with female professionals about potential career paths and participate in an animal care activity like dog training. The club plans to organize a districtwide food, supply and money drive for Lollypop when they visit in February.
“The year is young,” Gordon said. “We will be inviting guest speakers in a multitude of career possibilities to present to the girls. We will also plan our end-of-the-year assembly and Pluta Cancer Center fundraiser, and who knows what else.”