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Crystal Carmona is a high school student in San Jose, CA. She has been involved with GFC for three years, not only as a program participant, but also as a Girls Steering Committee member and as a GFC spokesperson on TV.
Several years ago, she and some GFC peers developed the burrito hugging activity as a way to say goodbye to a student who was leaving the school. Crystal told us that, "We were thinking we should just come up with something, and I said, ‘Oh, a hug!’ After a while, my teammates were like, ‘How about a hug that actually means something?’ We were just playing around and then we became all wound up.”
It was a unique way to say good-bye to others when her peers rejected a traditional group hug.
Last month, a fellow GFC team member and one of her team's coaches left the group. Emotions were running high. Crystal recommended that the group burrito hug. As you'll read below, when the strategy is done in conjunction with GFC's "Queen of the Hill" activity, burrito hugging can become a part of a perfect closure process when saying goodbye to group members.
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