Girls United ambitious for year

Club hopes to build strong relationships


Lily Nugteren

Seniors and co-presidents of Girls United Gracia Rettig and Semona Robel pose for a photo Sept. 16. Girls United is a non-profit organization created to support girls.

As the school year begins, Girls United is excited for the possibilities that are ahead. According to senior and co-president Gracia Rettig, Girls United is a state-wide, nonprofit club led by girls, for girls, that hopes to inspire the next generation of young women. 

Hoping to gain more members and a broader outreach within the community, Rettig said she hopes to empower women through conversation and connection. 

(We want) to have conversations about topics that are taboo and that aren’t talked about enough and teach women how to understand their capabilities

— Gracia Rettig

“We want to get a bunch of members and become a well-known club. We want to help out and uplift and empower as many women as possible while having fun in a safe environment for anybody to come to and to be welcome in,” Rettig said. 

The club hosts frequent bonding activities, events and has had guest speakers come in to create discussions between the club members. Senior and co-president Semona Robel said the club will be starting up again soon and she hopes to have more girls joining. 

“We’re planning on starting towards the end of September,” Robel said. “People should join because it’s a great way to gain friends (and) bond through passion and an understanding of the world.”

Anyone interested can find more information on the Girls United Instagram page or the Girls United website