Indigo Girls Kingston was the first branch of Indigo Girls Group.
At IGG Kingston, we offer multiple girls clubs and workshops for elementary through high school levels. We also offer programming options for organizations and communities in the Kingston area. This year we have three girls clubs running and we are hoping to increase our engagement with high schools.
Our programming focuses on providing all self-identified girls with the tools to become empowered, knowledgeable young women. All of our programming is free, adaptable and targeted to the groups we are working with. Contact us to book a program, learn more, or donate!
2021 GIRL'S CLUBS
Online Girl's Club Information
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Indigo Girls Group has transitioned to online and virtual programming. As a result, Indigo Girls Kingston has created a virtual space where girls from schools across Kingston can take part in programming - free of cost - that is open to anyone to participate.
Please visit this link to view our weekly modules, complete attendance forms and journal prompts. This link will be monitored by our Indigo Girls Club Leaders and we will be uploading further materials as necessary into the clubs! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qK6mkGo4yYwOzXwCsRV5t2cKHAqE8L-l
We are so excited to begin hosting our first virtual girl's club series - and cannot wait for you to join us. We hope to see you at a session!
Kingston Branch Leader
“Incredible change can happen in your life when you decide to take control.” My name is Kate and I am a third-year student at Queen’s University, majoring in Gender Studies and completing the Smith School of Business Certificate program! I am proud to be a part of Indigo Girls because of the positive change that we are making in communities across Ontario. I joined IGG to do exactly that, make a positive change, as well as to learn and teach others more about gender equality and feminism!
Kingston Branch Leader
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” (Maya Angelou). My name is Alison Gould and I am in my third year at Queen’s majoring in Political Sciences with a Certificate in Business. I am Kingston’s Co-Branch leader for Indigo Girls. This will be my second year with Indigo Girls and I joined Indigo Girls because I want to offer an opportunity and the education on female empowerment I wish I had received when I was a young girl growing up. To be able to work towards equality and empowerment for all women is something I am passionate about and love being a part of with Indigo Girls.
Girls' Club Coordinator
“I raise up my voice- not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard… we cannot succeed when half of us are held back” (Malala Yousafzai) My name is Heidi Kenkel and I am a 3rd year Psychology student at Queen’s University. I am very excited to be a part of the Indigo Girls team for another year and to be given the opportunity to be an empowering role model for young girls. I am very fortunate to have a voice and through Indigo Girls hope to use my voice to make a positive change.
“Work hard in silence and let success be your noise” (unknown).
Hey!!! I’m Hanna Marsh-deBoer and I am the marketing coordinator this year with Indigo Girls Kingston. I am in my second year of biology specialization psychology with an interest in neuroscience, mental health and AI. I love being an indigo girl and being surrounded everyday by inspiring young womxn who lift eachother up!
Equity and Inclusion Leader
“We are more powerful when we empower each other.” Hi! My name is Fiona Young and I am a fourth year Concurrent Education student at Queen’s University. I’m so excited to be a part of Indigo girls as I know how impactful it was for me to be surrounded by strong women in my life. I joined Indigo Girls to foster this same kind of empowerment that I have been lucky enough to experience everyday through the women I am surrounded by. I’m so excited to join this group of passionate women with the same goal as me; to empower women and foster personal growth.
“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” (Melinda Gates). My name is Laura and I’m a fourth year Art History and Psychology major at Queen’s University. This year I’m going to be one of the Fundraising Coordinators for Indigo Girls. I joined Indigo Girls because I believe that girls of all ages should have a safe place to grow, learn and empower each other to become kind and thoughtful leaders. I am super excited to be a part of such a great organization filled with amazing people, and I look forward to making a positive impact on the Kingston community.
“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” My name is Savannah and I am a second year student at Queen’s studying Economics. I am a fundraising coordinator for Indigo Girls this year. I joined Indigo Girls because I am passionate about helping others in my community, and making a lasting impact! In my spare time, I love to draw, play volleyball, and read. I am very excited for the year to come, and am hopeful to make a positive change for the young women of Kingston!
“A women shouldn’t have to be modest to be respected”
Hi there! My name is Zoe Ferris and I am a second year student at Queens in Arts and Science, completing a medial of politics and economics. I am a marketing coordinator with Indigo Girls Kingston! I am very excited about what this club has to offer to our community and the young, empowering women in it. I am very proud have a chance to make such a positive impact with this club in our Kingston area.
Community Outreach Leader
“If we don’t lift women, everyone will fall short” (Kamala Harris). My name is Claire Good, and I am a second-year Concurrent Education student at Queen’s University. This is my second year with Indigo Girls, and I am beyond excited to continue the positive change that I saw first-hand last year. I joined Indigo Girls to be a part of a community that is providing girls the resources to face challenges, a safe space to learn and to create connections between girls. Growing up, I had a support system made up of strong women and as an Indigo Girl, I am able to provide girls in the community a similar environment to grow, learn and be their true selves. To build each other up is the essence of being an Indigo Girl.
“If you are fortunate to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have those opportunities as well.” (Kamala Harris). Hi, my name is Lindsay Shrimpton, and I am a second year psychology major at Queen’s University. I have been so fortunate to have been surrounded and raised by empowered and strong women throughout my life and as an Indigo Girl, I am passionate about passing on that very opportunity and fostering an environment where all young women feel free to be bold, to be empowered, and to be unapologetically themselves.
“Let your smile change the world but, don’t let the world change your smile.” Hi sunshines! My name is Monika Sitas and I am in my fifth year of Concurrent Education here at Queens University. This will be my second year as a Girls Club Leader, so excited! I joined this amazing group to teach young women how to love themselves, know when to try again, never set boundaries, and always show up even when you don’t want to!
“I define power by having the confidence to make your own decisions and not be swayed by other people.”(Adele). Hello! My name is Chloe Patrick and I am a third year Concurrent Education/Drama major at Queens University. My entire life I’ve been dedicated to Coaching and counselling girls in all things sports, teamwork, outdoor education, and leadership. I’ve been so lucky to have been raised and surrounded by the most confident, passionate, and strong women in my life and I hope to be able to use what I’ve learned from them in the Indigo Girls Club in Kingston! Young women should be able to know their worth, be themselves, and understand that beauty comes from within!
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” My name is Olivia Boyuk and I am in my 2nd year at Queen’s majoring in Psychology BAH. I am a girls club leader and I joined Indigo Girls because I loved my experience with clubs similar to this in highschool, and as I want to give back to the Kingston community. I really want to help give the girls in the area a similar experience to mine and be a leader for them and a positive role model!
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand Hi! My name is Jessica Chong and I am a fourth year History and Religious studies student. I am so excited to be a part of Indigo Girls this year and can’t wait to see what's in store! I have been very lucky to know so many powerful, confident and empowering women in my life, and I know just how positive their impact was on me as I grew up. I am so excited to be a part of Indigo girls so that I can share and use the lessons I have learned!
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception” (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) My name is Kyna Scarlett and I am in my 2nd year at Queen’s for Concurrent Education, specializing in the primary/junior division. I am beyond excited to be a part of such an amazing and inspiring team such as the Indigo Girls group. Every girl deserves to be heard, to be listened to, and to know they are worth something amazing, and that is the essence of being an Indigo Girl!
My name is Sarah and I’m a fourth year Global Development Studies major at Queen’s University. Indigo Girls gives me the power to embrace my strength and raise awareness about gender equality. With the aim to educate and empower young girls, I hope to create a positive change around me, this is what being an Indigo Girl means to me!