Igniting a Fire

Julayne Virgil, Girls Inc. of Alameda County

Julayne Virgil, CEO of Girls Inc. of Alameda County, explains how giving youth the chance to challenge themselves and societal assumptions prepares them to take “positive risks” later in life when the stakes are higher. She shares a story of taking girls camping and how it’s the type of experience that could give them the courage to face fears like going off to college when they get older.