I am grateful in more ways than I can count to have served in this role. I am deeply humbled and honored to have worked alongside the staff, the young people, the consultants, the volunteers, and the organizational partners who have invested time, energy, and resources that have allowed us to innovate, adapt, and tap into new resources. I am incredibly grateful to the Board of Directors, who have brought momentum to the work and have been willing to take risks and to invest in something exciting.
I leave Powerful Voices assured that the board and staff are committed to building a sustainable organization that supports youth leadership, seeking to transform the way we relate to each other, and actively living out their commitment to anti-racism at all levels of the organization. It’s life-giving work to dream big about the kind of organization that bridges both a safe place and the reality of the systems we live in. We’ve already begun to dream of a Powerful Voices that brings together our desires to create new programs for girls* and create abundance in our work. Over the next few months, the organization will take the time to explore new structures, programs, and spaces that align with our mission.