Laraine Longhurst and Bernadette Cole Slaughter

Laraine Longhurst and Bernadette Cole Slaughter have been girls’ circle co-leaders for five years. They are both retired educators and share the same philosophy – it’s all about the girls!

Bernadette and Laraine are 100% focused on a positive, empowering learning experience in a circle where it’s safe to share. As muses, they inspire, listen, enlighten, show girls that they care, and ensure that each girl in their circles expresses her voice. They credit excellent training and curriculum, but it is their consistent, creative, and deeply caring implementation of these tools that make their circles so special, meaningful, and fun.

We’re so grateful to have such dedicated volunteers for Schenectady girls.

Hear directly from their girls at this link.