On this episode of Hear Our Voices podcast, Willow Scappace, age 16, explains how she has benefited from a Women’s Fund grant.
Willow is an active participant of Community Action of the Pioneer Valley’s Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI.) The program aims to impact young people in Hampshire and Franklin counties to take on leadership rolls in youth groups that will help teens make healthy decisions. Community Action received a 3-year grant for YLI from the Women’s Fund.
“I think my biggest accomplishment is breaking out of my comfort zone and becoming a leader because I was pretty laid back and now I’m able to lead these meetings and help teach other people how to be stronger leaders.”