"In Santa Monica we call Vermont Works for Women “the mothership”. As our program grows and deepens, we continue to thank the original sponsors, advisors and curriculum developers for this outstanding, dynamic program. We are deeply appreciative of the ongoing support we receive from Elizabeth Shayne, one of the visionary women who conceived of and designed the Rosie\’s Girls research-based curriculum. After seven years of administering our program, we still consider the Rosie\’s Girls curriculum provided by VWW to be a living document that guides, inspires and encourages our work. The program gives us a strong foundation and background theory in girls development, while allowing us the flexibility to be creatively customize our own articulation of the Rosie\’s Girls vision. The girls and parents who have been a part of our Rosie\’s Girls program are proud to be a part of the national Rosie\’s Girls community guided by Vermont Works for Women."