INDIGO GIRLS

GUELPH

Indigo Girls Guelph is our organization's home location. Here we currently have three girl's clubs running in the Guelph community. We also offer free workshops and programs for schools, clubs, community groups, and camps.
 
All of our programming is built around creating a safe and engaging space for the girls. Through interactive workshops, visiting local speakers, open discussions, and facilitated activities the girls will learn about the many topics surrounding the Indigo Girl's mission. Please check out our current clubs for the 2018-2019 year. Contact us to join, volunteer, or book a program!
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2018/2019 GIRL'S CLUBS

Guelph Public Library- Main Branch Club

This club is being run in partnership with the Guelph Public Library and is held at their main branch downtown. 

 

This girls club will be running on Monday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30 from September 30 - December 2 (no club on October 14). 

 

This club is open to girls ages 10-14.


To register for this club please email guelph@indigogirlsgroup.com

Brant Avenue Girl's Club

This is the original Indigo Girls Club! This club is located at Brant Avenue Public School and is overseen by Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group. 

 

This girls club will be running on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 from October 2-November 27. 

 

This club is open to girls in grades 5 & 6 who attend Brant Avenue Public School. 


To register for this club please email guelph@indigogirlsgroup.com or speak to the school principal

St. Peter's Catholic School Club

This is our newest Indigo Girls Club! This club is being ran in partnership with West Willow Neighbourhood group. 

 

This girls club will be running from September 24-November 26 (no club on October 15) on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30. The location for this club is at St. Peter’s Catholic School in the small gym. 

 

This club is open to all girls in grades 5-8 


To Register for the St Peter’s Club Please email linda@westwillowvillage.ca

MEMBERS

Ally Cleave

Branch Leader

My name is Ally and I’m a second year student at the University of Guelph majoring in Child, Youth, and Family. I am so proud to be a part of Indigo Girls because I get to work with such amazing, unique young women that attend our programs. I joined Indigo Girls last year because I loved how this program worked directly with girls in the Guelph community to educate them about important topics and answer questions they might not feel comfortable to have a place to ask anywhere else. Throughout my time at Indigo Girls I hope to make an impact on the lives of the girls that I work with and help them to realize just how important they are and inspire them to want to make a difference. In my free time I enjoy volunteering, working with children, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within” - Maya Angelou

Nikita Cruz

Community Outreach Leader

My name is Nikita and I’m in the fourth year of my Bachelor of Arts and Science degree minoring in Biotechnology and Psychology. I’m proud to be a part of Indigo Girls because I’m surrounded by such amazing women who are volunteering their time to make a difference. I joined Indigo Girls because I truly believe in educating and empowering young girls with skills to better tackle the real world. During my time at Indigo Girls I hope to expand operations and connect with other like-minded individuals and organizations who are willing to contribute their time and efforts. A fun fact about myself is that I surf and play the ukulele. My favorite quote is “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”- Walt Disney

Emma Rowley

Co-Marketing & Communications Leader

My name is Emma and I am in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program. I'm proud to be a part of an organization that is about empowering young women and giving them the confidence to conquer the world. I joined Indigo Girls because this organization is perfect for getting involved in the community and to develop my communication skills. I hope to help Indigo Girls become more involved in the community and let more people become aware of this amazing organization!

A fun fact about myself is that I have camped all across North America!

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." -St. Agustine

Laura Nersesian

Girl's Club Leader

I am an Arts and Science student at the University of Guelph, minoring in Nutrition and Nutraceutical science as well as Family and Childhood Development. My future aspirations include becoming a nutritionist and a fitness trainer to help others reach their goals! In my spare time I enjoy finding new music to listen to as I have deep appreciation for this art form. I also enjoy singing and playing the piano as much as possible. It is an honour to be apart of such an uplifting organization. I believe that we should never turn down an opportunity to help others reach their full potential and to spread positivity in the community. I wish to help young women understand the importance of both mental and physical well-being, with an emphasis on self-love and self-care.
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life had breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Elise Jackson

Girl's Club Leader

My name is Elise Jackson and I am in the Biomedical Sciences program.I am ecstatic to be a part of an organization which aims to empower and educate young women, females are the future! I joined Indigo Girls because I am super passionate about self love and empowerment and strongly believe that it is crucial to educate girls on their own self worth early on in life. During my time at Indigo Girls, I hope to make an impact, however small, on the lives of the girls I get the pleasure of working with. Something interesting about myself is that I love to bake in my free time.  

“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water”.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Mara Gohren

Marketing and Communications Lead

My name is Mara and I am majoring in Marketing Management. I am so proud to be apart of Indigo Girls because I get to work with young women and encourage them to become their best selves! I joined Indigo Girls because I've experienced many of the struggles that the IG group aims to discuss and educate on. Being able to personally help girls through these topics is something I am super excited and honoured to do!

What do you hope to do during your time at Indigo Girls? I hope to help girls realize their full potential and be the best, empowered, inspired and motivated versions of themselves. I'm always down to play a physical sport or any board/card game!

What is your favourite saying or quote and who said it? “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret." - Jim Rohn.

Hannah Finkelstein

Girl's Club Leader

My name is Hannah and I am in the Child, Youth, And Family program. I am proud to be able to educate, young girls about different issues that they might not get in school.

I joined indigo girls because I wanted to get new experience teaching in unconventional ways. During my time at Indigo Girls,I would like to be able to teach about mental health, its a topic that is not given enough attention. A fun fact about myself is that I’ve played hockey for 12 years.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”- Nelson Mandela

Ellie Mullins

Girl's Club Leader

My name is Ellie and I am in the Child, Youth and Family program at the University of Guelph. I am proud to be apart of Indigo Girls because I feel that I can make a difference to young girls in the Guelph community by being a good role model and by providing a fun and safe space where young girls can learn about the importance and significance of being a girl. I joined Indigo Girls because I wanted to be more involved in my community. Women empowerment is a very prominent issue today and I think that educating young girls is a great way to address this issue. During my time at Indigo Girls I hope to help run activities that get young girls more interested in learning and provide a space where young girls can come together to make friends and have fun.

Fun fact, I am obsessed with smartfood!!

"Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." - Jose Luis Borges

Lily Meng

Girl's Club Leader

My name is Lily and I am in Biomedical Science. I'm proud to be a part of an organization that empowers and educates young girls to help them grow into vibrant women and change-makers. I joined Indigo Girls because I wanted to be part of a community with women who share the same values and will always support each other.

I hope to be a positive influence for the girls and grow as an individual with them. Fun fact about me, I was a movie/tv show extra this summer.

“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd

Alexis Polera

Co-Community Outreach Leader

My name is Alexis and I’m a first-year student at the University of Guelph studying Commerce, majoring in marketing management. I am so proud to be a part of Indigo Girls because I get to work with a group of amazing women who dedicate their time to help empower and encourage other young women. I joined Indigo Girls because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of young women by helping them realize and achieve their full potential. During my time at Indigo Girls, I hope I am able to make a difference in the lives of every girl I work I with and help them feel a sense of belonging in the community. One interesting fact about myself is that I love to read in my spare time!

“The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description” - Steve Maraboli

Taylor Brown

Girl's Club Leader

Taylor is a third-year English student at the University of Guelph. She spends her time reading, biking and listening to music. She joined Indigo Girls because she believes in female empowerment and promoting self-confidence in young girls. 

 

“Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.” - Janis Joplin 

Elisha Persaud

Workshop/Event Leader

My name is Elisha Persaud and I am a PhD student in Water Resources Engineering at the University of Guelph. I am proud to be a part of an organization that aims to empower, educate, and support young women to realize and reach their potential. Using my experiences, especially as a woman in STEM, I hope to serve as a positive role model to foster self-confidence among our future generation of leaders.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." - Marie Curie

Jasmine Macleod

Girl's Club Leader

My name is Jasmine and I'm in my 4th year at the University of Guelph. I am currently studying Psychology with a minor in Marketing. I love to cook for my friends and family, sing, and listen to podcasts! My future career aspiration is to become an elementary school teacher because I believe shaping future generations through teaching is an extremely rewarding profession. The reason I joined Indigo Girls Club is because I was excited about the opportunity to educate and empower girls in my community. 

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Rachel Clark

Girls Club Leader

My name is Rachel!

I’m a University of Guelph student studying environmental science. I love being out in nature, dancing and learning about sustainability! I’ve been a feminist my whole life and I love working with kids. To me Indigo girls is a perfect place to explore some of my passions, run fun activities and empower young girls at the same time!

Olivia McLenon

Workshop/Event Leader

My name is Olivia, I am majoring in International Development and Political Science. I am passionate about education and empowerment. I am excited to be part of a group that values both and to be around women who want to make a difference. I joined Indigo Girls because I love what the organization stands for and believe that so many girls will benefit from what is being done in the community; volunteering and being involved in the community is something that I have always enjoyed. 

“I like being a strong, independent women and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.” - Dido Armstrong

Mary Pereira

Girls Club Leader

My name is Mary and I’m majoring in International Development with an area of emphasis in Gender and Development at the University of Guelph. I joined indigo girls because I believe that empowering young women and educating them on issues both locally and globally will make for a better future. Being part of a community where we as women can support and encourage each other is truly fulfilling. 

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

Brittany Pompelii

Girl's Club Leader

My name is Brittany and I am a 4th-year undergraduate Psychology student at the University of Guelph. I enjoy reading, learning, and research (can you tell that I'm a Ravenclaw?!). Fun facts about me: I am a feminist & I am learning Italian as a second language! 

Ujala Mehmood

Fundraising and Strategist Leader

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IN THE GUELPH COMMUNITY

We are working with several amazing organizations in the community to achieve our goals!
 

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