Brenda McCuistion Community Space Dedication

Schedule of Events

10:30 am Continental Breakfast
11:00 am Dedication Ceremony
12:00 pm Multicultural Bookstore Storytime & Lunch

Brenda McCuistion was a longtime, passionate supporter of the Bay Area Girls Club before her untimely passing in October 2019. She dedicated her life to serving others and lent her time and talent to numerous nonprofit organizations throughout the Bay Area and around the entire world.

Brenda and her cousin, Gloria Scoggins, co-founded BAGC’s popular and successful program, College Bound Girls. Brenda was a loyal and dedicated supporter of Bay Area Girls Club served on the BAGC Board of Directors multiple times in various capacities including board President.

To honor Brenda’s many years of service and advocacy, Bay Area Girls Club is dedicating the newly renovated outdoor space to Brenda, which will accordingly be named McCuistion Community Space.

Saturday, October 7th at 10:30 am
Will you be joining us?

International Day of the Girl

October 11th is International Day of the Girl – this year marks its 11th anniversary. Recognizing the urgent need for gender equality, girls’ empowerment, and the need to address the unique challenges faced by girls

worldwide, the United Nations General Assembly designated October 11th as the official day of observance.

By highlighting the discrimination and hurdles experienced by girls, International Day of the Girl strives to create equal opportunities and foster a world where girls can thrive. Yet despite recent advances, girls continue to face:

  • Poverty
  • Gender inequality
  • Limited access to education
  • Limited access to health care

Education is a key focus of International Day of the Girl; education is a powerful tool that unlocks opportunities and helps break the cycle of poverty. By investing in girls’ education, we can transform communities and break the cycle of poverty.

Educated girls are more likely to:

  • Secure better employment
  • Make informed decisions about their health
  • Contribute to the social and economic development of their communities

By empowering girls through education, skills training, and mentorship, we can dismantle barriers and create a world where every girl can flourish.

Education, vocational training programs, and mentorship enable girls to develop skills that will empower them for a lifetime. By investing in their education and providing them with critical resources, we can equip girls to become change-makers and leaders in their communities.

BAGC is among numerous organizations that work tirelessly to promote the empowerment of girls. Since its founding in 1975, BAGC has served thousands of girls by providing them with a safe, supportive environment to realize their greatest potential. Through targeted, needs-based programs and services, BAGC provides girls training and support in emotional and social wellbeing (Take Care of You program), educational and college preparedness (College Bound Girls), and leadership, mentorship, entrepreneurship, and vocational skills (GETT To Work).

As we approach International Day of the Girl 2023, let us reaffirm our commitment to creating a world where every girl can thrive. By investing in girls’ education, physical and mental wellbeing, and vocational opportunities, we unlock their potential, and contribute to a more equitable and inclusive society.

Together, let’s celebrate and advocate for girls’ rights and empowerment, to ensure a brighter future for all!

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