Kaitlin Davis, a Peer Advisor on the She’s the First leadership team, is the latest sponsor of a girl in the Haiti Outreach Program. As Miss Gloucester County, she is about to compete in Miss New Jersey 2010, and traditionally contestants bring a gift to share with one another. Kaitlin chose to share the gift of education. On her own blog, she introduces her friends and followers to Guivenie.
Every year upon arrival at Miss New Jersey, many of the girls have little gifts or snacks or cards to exchange with one another. Over time, a young lady can develop quite a collection of crown-shaped paraphernalia! This fact, in conjunction with my slightly ridiculous obsession with unique gifts, got me to thinking. This year, I wanted to do something different… I wanted my gift to really show how much I appreciate the talent, intelligence, and spirit of service in these girls— and then it dawned on me, this would be the perfect opportunity to share with them the beauty of “She’s the First.” After all, what better audience could there be than a bunch of young women who believe in the power of education and are committed to improving the world around them? With that in mind, I sponsored the education of a young girl via Give Haiti Hope in honor of the Miss New Jersey Class of 2010. Her name is Guivenie Esanier, she’s 5 years old, and a student at St. Michel’s primary school. When she grows up, she’d like to be a nurse, so that she can help people.
If it were up to She’s the First, Kaitlin Davis would be crowned Miss New Jersey on June 19th for this brilliant idea! We also admire how she has inspired younger contestants, like MacKenzie Olson, to host their own creative fundraisers for sponsorship. So proud!