In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021, we recognized the vision of Island Girl Power (IGP) a 20-year-old organization focused on providing positive activities and role models for young women. IGP’s core values include building self-confidence, acceptance, and making our island better, one girl at a time! The IGP mission aligns with Parsons’ quest to Deliver a Better World, incorporating inclusion and diversity, high ethics and giving back to our local community.
Our team in Guam team, led by Program Manager Kristina Ingvarsson, selected IGP as the recipient of a $7,500 donation to assist the organization in pushing forward its goals and objectives.
The services that IGP provides to young women of Guam in our community are lessons in life – from volunteering at the thrift store, learning sustainability through the community gardens and providing a support network of mentors and role models are imbedded in the Parsons culture. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we are happy to support Island Girl Power!”
Juanita Blaz, Executive Director for IGP stated, “this donation could not have come at a better time, not only are we celebrating International Women’s Day, but we are growing IGP administratively to be more self-sufficient and in our programs to reach more young women. We are very grateful to Parsons for this sizable donation, one of the largest single monetary contributions we have received!”