Clinician Spotlight: Colleen Guy
Colleen Guy (at left, with girls from one of last year’s circles) is an LCSW and certified school social worker who received her BSW from Syracuse University and her MSW from Columbia. Colleen has worked at Central Park for ten years. She’s been with WGGS from the beginning, when Ebony Belmar invited her to an organizational meeting.
“Immediately after meeting these women, I was inspired by their care and compassion for our youth, but also their drive and determination to create a meaningful, impactful program,” says Colleen. “It’s been inspiring to watch the organization grow into what it is today.”
About how Girls’ Day Out and Girls’ Circles have impacted students, Colleen says, “First and foremost, the programs spark excitement in our girls. They help to add a positive activity to our school culture. I’ve also seen girls apply concepts in Circles to their everyday lives, in particular self-esteem, goal setting and healthy relationships. Additionally the girls develop positive relationships- with their peers, with the volunteers, and most importantly, with themselves.”
We’re so grateful to have a close partnership with clinicians like Colleen and to support their work for Schenectady youth.