The Honorable Amy L. Nechtem was awarded the 2013 Simmons College Alumnae Association Community Service award. This award recognizes alumna who has made significant achievements to the world around her through community service activities. Judge Nechtem is an associate justice in the Massachusetts Trial Court, Juvenile Court Department and handles cases involving at-risk youth.
She regularly speaks with youth to empower them to realize their full potential and growth. It is through Judge Nechtem’s service as a mentor and role model to young people that Girls Incorporated of Lynn initially became acquainted with her. She enthusiastically participated in two (2) distinct speaker series through Girls Inc. of Lynn’s Career Path program. The program offers academic support, career path literacy, and leadership opportunities to girls ages 15-18. In her most recent support of the mission and values of Girls Inc. of Lynn, Judge Nechtem generously donated the monetary portion of her 2013 Simmons College Alumnae Association Community Service Award to the organization to support its programs of leadership, STEM education, literacy, and advocacy.
Executive Director Deb Ansourlian congratulates the Honorable Amy L. Nechtem and thanks her on behalf of Girls Inc. of Lynn; “..it is through the generosity of spirit of leaders like Judge Nechtem that our girls will continue to be inspired, and empowered, to be strong, smart, and bold.”
About Girls Inc. of Lynn
Girls Incorporated of Lynn inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Research based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). In 2012, Girls Inc. of Lynn served over 1,384 youth ages 5 to 18. 50% of these girls live in families earning less than $25,000 a year. Girls Inc. of Lynn is a local affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization which provides vital educational programs to millions of girls in North America, particularly those in highrisk, underserved areas. http://www.girlsinclynn.org