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A Bit About Us
Founded in 2019, Thrive: “Like a Girl” is a youth initiative dedicated to empowerment through capacity-building conversations. What started as a 5-week program for you ages 10-16, has flourished into so much more. Thrive: “Like a Girl” was founded by Nicola Brogan with the support of the Pathy Foundation Fellowship through St. Francis Xavier University.
Thrive: “Like a Girl” launched as a Hamilton, Ontario based initiative one vision: to build the self-esteem and confidence of young girls, nonbinary and gender fluid youth in our community. In just 6 short months, Thrive: “Like a Girl” shifted their entire platform to a virtual basis and expanded their reach to youth across Ontario and Alberta. Today, Thrive: “Like a Girl” offers a variety of workshops, social events and resources to youth up to age 25 to build self-esteem, confidence and ultimately empower the next generation.
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The Team That Helps You Thrive
Our organization is completely volunteer led!
Megan ChromikSocial Media Coordinator
"Learn to rest not quit"
Nicola BroganFounder/Executive Director
Spirited, genuine, lighthearted, confident
Sydney KellyLead Program Facilitator
Bubbly, outgoing & passionate for empowering young women.
Shrinitha KannanYouth Social Media Intern
Very passionate about feminism and educating others!
NavdeepSocial Media Intern
The middle child that loves mangoes
Grace ManningCommunication Liaison / Blog Writer
Volunteer from Hamilton, Ontario, loves reading/writing
Alice EckertProgram Engagement Leader
Lover of books and the outdoors!
Anissa RYouth Steering Committee
A passionate activist who loves to learn more about the world!
Cyndy LiuDiversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
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Ellen TamProgram engagement leader
A bibliomaniac that plays badminton
Passionate, Diligent, Energetic, Big Canada Post fan
Our Misson & Values
Thrive: “Like a Girl” aims to inspire girls and non-binary youth up to 25 years old by empowering them through meaningful conversation focused on understanding, empathy, and trust.
Our focus is to instil self-esteem and confidence in every womxn because we believe “every girl deserves to thrive”.
Through workshops, conversations and social events, we provide the foundation youth need for self-esteem and confidence.
We strive to educate to promote attitude changes in youth so they can be bold, independent changemakers within their communities.
We are dedicated to operating from an honest, transparent and ethical place
We create spaces that fosters a sense of belonging, security and encourages growth.