About Us

One Girl, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit dedicated to developing young women into social change agents through leadership based skill training, community service, and mind-body practices.

Meaghan Jarensky, Activist and former Miss New York USA, founded the organization in 2012 while mentoring pageant contestants. She recognized the girls’ desires to establish camaraderie with each other, the need for self-empowerment, their undirected enthusiasm to serve their communities and the need for guidance in helping them reach their potential.

Due to its success, One Girl expanded and today the organization serves dozens of young women, both inside and outside the pageant system.

Through policy intervention, tailored volunteer opportunities, education/training and self-empowerment, transformative practices, One Girl provides individualized programs that support and encourage the sustained growth of women in the workforce, within their home lives and in society as a whole.

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