Aeisha, 2006

I remember when we had the retreat. At first I didn't want to go because I was afraid that I wouldn't get to know anyone and I didn't think I'd have any fun. I thought that I'd just sit in the background and be a loaner, but it didn't happen like that! Once we got to the cottage some of the girls that I've never spoken to before tried to get to know me. I'm a really quiet person and it's hard to hold a conversation with me because I've always had this invisible wall around me shutting out everyone who tried to talk to me, but once I started talking I got to know each girl of excellence better. When it was time for us to end the retreat, I really didn't want to leave because I had so much fun. Excellence Girl's Club taught me not to be afraid to be myself and that's what made this club very important to me.

Aeisha 2006 February 13, 2018