Women’s History Month: Norwalk’s G-Code inspires, guides young women to brighter futures

Jessica Davis and Shanna Reid started Girls Creating Opportunities for Developing Empowerment, or G-Code, last summer.

Mark Sudol

Mar 4, 2024, 10:26 PM

Updated 44 days ago

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As we celebrate Women's History Month, a local organization is investing in the potential of tomorrow's young female leaders.
Jessica Davis and Shanna Reid started Girls Creating Opportunities for Developing Empowerment, or G-Code, last summer.
"We work on different things. Self-love, respect, mental health, educational things," said Davis.
"The importance of networking and sisterhood and keeping a bond with each other because we all have something to bring to the table," said Reid.
G-Code meets every other Thursday evening, mostly at the Carver Center in Norwalk.
The group consists of about 20 girls between the ages of 13-18.
The girls also work with mentors.
"And that consists of women like us that get up and go to work every day and they're in the education field, the DCF field, they're social workers," said Reid.
Reid says her inspiration in life, and for the program has been her mother.
"I call her my 'shero.' That's my mom. Her name is Sharon Rose," said Reid.
G-Code also created a podcast that organizers say helps the girls come out of their shell.
"Be more vocal and you know not be scared to represent for themselves and speak up for themselves," said Davis.
G-Code started a GoFundMe to help raise money to keep the program going.
"We want to be able to be like extra support for them. We want to be able to provide them with scholarships," said Davis.


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