What I liked most about leading my club at the Kennedy Community, was being able to interact with girls on a personal level while teaching them about topics that really matter and watching their interests grow and minds work. In the clubs we mostly wrote, drew, and took pictures that dealt with meaningful topics such as college, healthy relationships, body image, photography and women in history. They learned topics through discussion and asked questions along with participating in the activities. My favorite activity was in the body image lesson plan where the girls got to create their own magazine cover and write down what makes them beautiful. My favorite memory was during the Magazine cover shoot at the Kennedy housing authority where I was able to help the girls realize that what they do for their families, and who they are as a girl makes them beautiful. I think the girls learned a lot about what’s going on in the world outside of school, and are able to decide where they stand on different topics, which benefits them greatly. I also believe that the clubs give them an alternative to watching TV or getting into fights, for at least one day out of the week. As a club leader, I learned how different girls are, but also how outspoken and genuine they can be while their still growing up. Being a club leader reminded me of where I came from and the difficulties and the joy that comes with being a young Latina.