What is it like to be…

a photographer? a business owner? a curator? an architect?
an equestrian? a paramedic? a tree farmer? a physician?
a lifeguard? a firefighter?

Brave Girls will meet on the first weekend of the month, March through June from 1 to 3 p.m. (See individual sessions to determine if the session takes place on Saturday or Sunday.) Each Brave Girl session is $8 per girl or $5 per Girl Scout if attending with a Troop. A parent or Scout leader must be present for the entire session (at no cost). Register by calling the YWCA of Central Maine at 795-4050.


The first session of Brave Girls will meet on Saturday, March 2nd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm .

Meet An Architect

Saturday, March 2 at Smith Reuter Lull

Architects, 179 Lisbon Street, Lewiston.

Meet Gabrielle Russell, an Auburn native and local architect. Gabby graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans where she earned her Bachelor & Master of Architecture and explored other subjects like photography, art, African dance and Hip-Hop Dance. As a student she worked in Tulane’s Architecture School Wood Shop, as well as for a Professor’s at his Furniture Design-Build business. She also studied Architecture in Europe for 6 weeks one summer. Gabby returned to Maine after graduation. Gabby worked locally to complete her design internship and since then has tried to strengthen her career by working in commercial construction and by investing in and renovating buildings with her partner Kevin. She works at Smith Reuter Lull Architects within a block of her home on Lisbon Street in Lewiston. She is an advocate for green design and building as a LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) Accredited Professional. She loves fashion, design, art, and dance. Come meet Gabby, take an architectural walking tour, and learn about the process of taking a design from the mind to physical form.

Girls Scout Troops welcomed! Troops and YWCA Members receive a group rate of $5 per girl. Individual sessions are $8 each. A limited number of scholarships are available. Register by calling 795-4050.