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GIRLS TALK BACK

Tackling the Issue

Girls Talk Back, the leadership program for girls 14-18 years old and sponsored in collaboration with AAUW Honolulu Branch, Women’s Fund of Hawaii and Ceeds of Peace, has completed 7 Cohorts since its inception in the summer of 2019. Each Cohort had up to 15 girls in the program, and each girl completed an action plan, addressing an issue within the community.

In our fourth year, we served 19 young women from two islands and 12 different schools. This year, we ran two 4-week cohorts - one virtual in June and one in-person in July. Find out more about the girls' action plans and outcome in the GTB Summer 2022 Report.

Join us for our fifth annual summer girls leadership program! This year's program will consist of two separate cohorts. Cohort 1 will be fully virtual and cohort 2 will be in-person at UH-Hilo. Applicants may only participate in one cohort:

Cohort 1 (virtual): June 5 - June 29, Monday - Thursday, 9am - 11am

Cohort 2 (in-person in Hilo): July 3 - July 28, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am - noon

Apply by May 5, 2023.

Girls Talk Back: Service

Meet The Team

Anna Viggianno

Anna Viggiano

Co-Chair

Younghee Overly

Younghee Overly

Co-Chair

Hope Bennett

Hope Bennett

Mentor

Loretta Chen

Loretta Chen

Mentor

Lauren Kaupp

Lauren Kaupp

Mentor

Raven Sevilleja

Raven Sevilleja

Mentor

Image by Karsten Winegeart
Scott Nischimoto, Ceeds of Peace

SCOTT NISHIMOTO

CEEDS OF PEACE

Scott is a father, husband, and bedtime storyteller living in Kaimuki. He’s also the Executive Director for Ceeds of Peace, a local non-profit devoted to raising peacebuilding leaders. As the father to his daughter, Elle, he has a deep personal responsibility pushing him to bring his community and the world closer to this goal of peace, as distant as it may sometimes seem.

Aleeka Morgan, Women's Fund of Hawaii

ALEEKA MORGAN, CFRE

WOMEN'S FUND OF HAWAII

Aleeka Morgan is the Executive Director of Women's Fund of Hawaii. She joined Women's Fund of Hawaii as Development Director. Aleeka was development manager at American Cancer Society Pacific and was their 2020 Regional Award recipient. While she was a financial advisor at Edward Jones Investment, Aleeka co-founded Honolulu Sea Hawkers with her husband, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works with the Seattle Seahawks to host community events for local keiki that promote healthy lifestyle habits and growth mindsets.

GTB 2019

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