Girls were empowered to explore male-dominated careers in law enforcement and the fire service during G.I.R.L.S. Day at the Recreation Center on Saturday. G.I.R.L.S. stands for Grit, Intelligence, Resilience, Leadership and Strength.
Everett’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Cathy Draine (at left), and Everett Police Officer Hayli Hill got the girls in the spirit.
Attendees gather for a photo at the G.I.R.L.S. Day event at the Rec Center on Saturday.
Pictured from left to right: Deputy Fire Chief Sabato LoRusso, Olivia Santos, 5, and Deputy Fire Chief William Hurley; the two showed Olivia a pick head axe, which is used to break down drywall and ventilation.
Shown from left to right: State Trooper Christina Cavagnaro, Natalia Delgado, Alexiah Sanchez, canine Mary and her handler, Officer Anthony DiNuccio, participated in a canine demonstration during G.I.R.L.S. Day on Saturday at the Recreation Center.
Girls watched a canine demo by State Police canine Thor.
Madeline English kindergartners Madelyn McGrath, 5, and Aria Follo, 6, along with Mass. Army National Guard Sgt. First Class Jamie Chambers enjoyed the bouncy house.
Pioneer Charter School fourth-grader Mia (at left), George Keverian School sixth-grader Giovanna and their parents, Marli and Lindomar Fantin, dressed up like policemen.
Councillor-at-Large Stephanie Smith showed her girl power.