HAPPY 1 YEAR BIRTHDAY TO OUR LIL' SISTAS PROJECT!!!
Exactly one year ago today a friend of mine, Paula, invited me to go coach a boxing class for 18 little underprivileged girls at Holy Family Home.... and BOOM... just like that a passion for helping empower these girls was sparked like wild fire and the Lil' Sistas Project was launched.
Since then we've gone from 18 to 76 Lil' Sistas with an additional 10 Sistas from MJKO Boxing in Toronto, Canada and Coach Mirandabeing actively involved in our Snail Mail program. We also have an assistant that helps with our coaching and now we're aiming to hire one Lil' Sista to work at the Empowered Clubhouse. A lot has happened in our first year and we're super excited about this next year.
The focus has always been on empowering these young girls -- "tomorrow's women warriors" -- and help change their lives but they've most definitely changed our lives already and it's been so incredibly rewarding and inspiring. Their resilience alone is unmeasurable.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Lil' Sistas Project, whether that be through active participation, a donation, sharing our posts, or simply sharing a word of encouragement. EVERYTHING has helped to make this the awesomeness that it is so please do continue to support. Thank you!!!
-- Coach Amy