Empowering girls and young women is of great importance as it not only helps build resilience but also helps in discovering untapped talents. Girls and young women face unique challenges, and it is vital to provide them with opportunities that allow them to reach their full potential. One individual who has dedicated her life to this cause is Amanda (Amy) L. Good, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Alternatives For Girls.
Ms. Good has 30 years of experience managing and directing human services programs serving children and families in Detroit. She directed a child abuse and neglect program before participating in the grassroots effort that created Alternatives For Girls in 1987. Under her leadership, Alternatives For Girls has grown from a volunteer-led project to a full-service human service agency serving homeless and high-risk girls and young women, along with their families, through street outreach, emergency shelter, transition to independent living, and prevention services.