AAFSC Girls’ Club Goes Rock Climbing

November 15, 2011

Last week, the AAFSC Girls’ Club, an after-school empowerment group for teenage girls, went rock climbing at Chelsea Piers. The girls, along with their group facilitators, enjoyed a fun-filled day of self-esteem and group building activities. The trip was courtesy of New York Cares, which paid for the girls to attend and climb. The girls had a lot of fun and returned from the trip full of excitement, ready to take on their next adventure. Here is what they had to say:

“It was so fun. I was nervous but it turned out to be a wonderful experience. I hope we have more trips like that in the future.” – L

“The rock climbing trip was very fun. I was scared at first, but the people who worked there made me feel comfortable. They motivated us so we could feel better.” – M

“I was very thankful for the trip that you let us go on. The trip was very fun. I got closer with more of my friends and it was really fun. I really enjoyed it!” – Z

“I would just like to take the time to thank you for giving us the opportunity to rock climb. It was really fun and hopefully we could do it again some day. Besides the fact that my arms were crampy the next day, I think I gained some muscles. Thanks again for helping us and for just being patient while we climbed the wall.” – Y

Thanks, New York Cares!

The group facilitators joined in.

If you would like to learn more about Girls’ Club or sign up to join the group, please contact Cumar Hussain at 718-643-8000 ext. 14.