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This week in the Orange County program, we focused primarily on recruitment. I sent emails to a large group of parents regarding our open house for the Eureka! science program and I am excitedly waiting to hear back about interest. I also had the opportunity to get to know the other volunteers in the program a little better and I’m even more excited about working with them for the rest of the summer. Even though I know we’re all bummed about being virtual this year, everyone seems eager to make an impact as much as possible.

I’m looking forward to week two! It will be delightful to meet with the Girls Inc staff for the first time and starting our training! I’m also thrilled to get some of my creative juices flowing and working on lesson plans that are compatible with asynchronous and at-home learning – it will definitely be a challenge to create engaging content but that’s what makes it all the more fun.