One of my favorite programs, Funny Girls, is going to be getting some major attention this evening, as NBC Nightly featured the program, along with Harnisch Foundation Executive Director Jenny Raymond and program officer Carla Blumenthal.
One reasons I enjoy talking about Funny Girls is because of my own experience, watching my daughters participate Improv programs locally at The Artists’ Exchange in Cranston. I am a strong believer in the power of Improv to help people explore identity and develop key aspects of relationship-building. I also think there is great potential for using Improv to help all people, not just women and girls, enhance their social and emotional lives.
These programs come at a critical time in girls’ lives — the tween years when girls still have a healthy sense of confidence. By reaching girls early, the initiative helps bolster that early confidence to grow leadership skills. Want to know more about Funny Girls? Check out this page.
Editor’s Note: Ruth Ann Harnisch, President and Co-Founder of Harnisch Foundation, is a lead sponsor of Philanthropy Women.
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