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Dear LEAD Parents/Guardians and Supporters,

As we collectively deal with the impact of COVID-19, we take our commitment to our girls, families, and partners very serious. We recognize how important it is for our girls to have a program where they can build community with other girls, express themselves, learn skills and grow into future leaders of tomorrow.

We have monitored the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 4 months and remain committed to providing programming in the safest way possible. We have spent the past month planning and preparing to create a safe space for our girls. With our cases rising in our community, we have decided that it’s best to continue our workshops virtually. We have determined that for a program like ours, which values connection and community building among the girls, they will be able to get more out of our virtual program than an in-person program with heavy restrictions such as social distancing, and protective barriers. We also believe the use of technology which we have spent the summer practicing, will allow us to structure our programs in more dynamic ways and offer more opportunities for connection with our girls. Please find below a few updates:

As you register for the fall semester, you will be added to Remind. Please make sure to accept this invitation. Each LEAD Girl will be assigned to a group, each group max will be 10 girls. This will allow for an easy hybrid model once we have a better understanding of this virus. We are looking forward to the day when we can hug and see our girls in person.

Please make sure to like and follow us on all of our social media platforms @leadgirlsofnc, we are embracing the virtual world, we encourage you to do the same. We will share all sorts of information on there!

All registered LEAD Girls will be mailed a LEADer box the week before the program starts. Yes, this box will be packed with program supplies, goodies, and a special surprise.

Sessions will be held on Zoom! Our team has worked hard to make sure sessions are engaging, encouraging and fun! The Zoom information will be mailed in the leader box and sent to you via Remind. For the safety of our girls, please don’t share this information with anyone.

LEAD Office:
LEAD office will be undergoing a deep cleaning. We have added hand sanitizer stations in every workshop room. We also have a thermometer available to check temperatures. Although our office is not open for workshops, we will be available for appointment only visits.

Staff Emails:
Joy Nelson Thomas, Executive Director –
Janea Brunson, Program Director –
Julia Brenneman, Vista-

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. We are looking forward to an amazing year.


Joy Nelson Thomas 
Founder/Executive Director 


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Learning Everyday Accomplishing Dreams (LEAD) Girls is dedicated to providing the tools and resources that low-income/at-risk preteen girls must have to become productive citizens and active leaders in their communities. 

Thank you to our 2020 supporters

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