Grants in Action: Tilghman Youth Association and Women & Girls Fund Team Work


When it comes to supporting girls and young women on Tilghman Island, there is nothing more impressive than the long standing relationship between the Tilghman Area Youth Association and the Women & Girls Fund.

Starting with the TAYA’s founder Ginny Cornwell efforts to seek support for programs to mentor young girls in the 5th grade several years ago, the relationship with the WGF has grown to not only cover these critical after-school programs but has recently branched out to also support young women who help with those programs, – many of whom are alumni of the elementary school program – as they begin their lives as young adults.

The Spy sat down with TAYA’s current director, Ann Fawley and WGF board member Allison Burr Hicks to understand the real impact this team effort has on the quality of life for both girls and young women on the Island.

This video is approximately three minutes in length. For more information about the Tilghman Area Youth Association  please go here

This is the seventh in a series of stories focused on the work of the Women & Girls Fund of the Mid-Shore. Since 2002, the Fund has channeled its pooled resources to organizations that serve the needs and quality of life for women and girls in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties. The Spy, in partnership with the Women & Girls Fund, are working collaboratively to put the spotlight on twelve of these remarkable agencies to promote their success and inspire other women and men to support the Fund’s critical role in the future.



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