You Go Girl
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"I think there are so many images in the media these days that these girls have constant access to, and they really aren't the best portrayal of how a girl or a woman should look," said Erika Puccio, program coordinator for SYFS, who is now in her second summer with the You Go Girl program.
Puccio, the experience at You Go Girl is a transformative one.
"It's hard to be yourself, especially when you don't know anyone," said 13-year-old Leah Eagle, an incoming eighth grader at Oak Middle School and a returning You Go Girl camper.
"We heard about the camp and about all the fun things they do, stuff in the community," said 13-year-old Shoshanna Romanoff, who is attending You Go Girl for the first time.