Isabel Allard and Sydney Noble

Isabel Allard and Sydney Noble

Isabel Allard

Isabel Allard, a junior at Greenwich Academy, is the Founder and Director of Generation Impact Fairfield County, a collective grant-making program for high school girls. Inspired by the programs’ parent non-profit organization, Impact Fairfield County, Isabel saw an opportunity for girls to learn more about the needs that people are facing in our community and the non-profits and programs that are working to meet those needs. Generation Impact was launched in the fall of 2017 with the goal of educating girls in our community on how to give thoughtfully and is now in its first grant season. It is made up of girls from 15 different schools in Fairfield County who review the grants, conduct site visits, hear from the non-profits, and ultimately vote on the finalist. Isabel leads the leadership group made up of 14 chairs that meets twice monthly to facilitate the process. 

Isabel is also very involved in the GA community. In addition to serving an active role in a number of clubs, Isabel has been a coxswain for the GA varsity crew team for the past three years, a position that she describes as being instrumental to learning how to work together as a team and lead a group. 
 
Sydney Noble
My name is Sydney Noble I am a senior at Greenwich High School. My sophomore year I co-founded an Autism awareness club named Picking up the Pieces. This club is at Greenwich High School, and we focus on educating students about a variety of disabilities, as well as creating a connection between club members and residents of Greenwich with special needs. My favorite event we did with this club was when we helped Greenwich United Way, in partnership with Abilis, put together an all-inclusive prom at the YWCA. I loved seeing so many people gathered together to put on this event, and the joy it brought to everyone that attended. 
 
Outside of the club, I have done over 150 hours of volunteer work at Cos Cob Elementary School, with their summer school program, working in classrooms of varying age groups. For seven years I was a competitive cheerleader at Gold Coast All-Stars. Last year I helped coach the special needs, Dynamite. This team had kids and teens of all ages and disabilities, as well as other cheerleaders at Gold Coast who came together to create a routine and perform at several competitions.  Currently, I am the coach of the tiny treasures cheerleading team, children ages three to six, at Spirit Too All-Stars. I also am a part of Education for All Inc., a club at Greenwich High School. We collect school supplies all year long and then ship them over the summer to an all-girls school in Ghana, so they have the necessary supplies for the rest of their school year. 
 
I have devoted all of my young life to working with children. Now that I have gotten older I realize that this work has grown from just volunteering to something I will be building my career around. Next year I will be attending the University of Richmond, and I hope to major in elementary education. 
 
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