Mainely Girls works proactively in rural Maine communities and on the state level to bring about positive change for girls. We are based in Aroostook County, rerooting this well established non-profit organization from Maine’s Midcoast area. Mary Orear founded Mainely Girls twenty years ago and is now retired, though she continues to dedicate her time to the Eating Disporders network in Maine and New Hampshire. Carol Ayoob, our new Executive Director, has an extensive history working with girls in Aroostook County. Mainely Girls supports girls by creating empowering opportunities through arts and adventure-based activities, bookclubs, mentorships and civics initiatives.