Lessons from Girls’ Circles

Co-Muses Bernadette Cole Slaughter and Laraine Longhurst recently asked their current circle of girls to write down what they've learned from Girls' Circles this year. Answers include: "To love myself no matter what." "Always do your best." "Stay true about myself." "Express your opinion." "Be ourselves." As Girls' Circles wrap up for the year, muses and clinicians will meet to share feedback from the girls and share their own experiences so that we can continue to use our time with the girls as effectively as possible in the future. Learn more ...

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Spotlight on Girls – Social Media PSA

At the 2016 Girls' Day Out, some 7th graders discussed how words on social media can hurt. With the guidance of Kristina Graves, Mont Pleasant Library Media Specialist, and Victoria Abdullay, Oneida ELA teacher, they produced a public service announcement. Click here to view the video PSA.

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Spotlight on Girls: Student Serves as Panelist at the Upstate Latino Summit

Ebony Belmar brought along her student, Lucy, to the Upstate Latino Summit in Albany to serve on a panel during a Youth Engagement Workshop. Ebony reports: "Lucy and I talked about the benefits of Girls' Day Out & Girls' Circles – how being around positive women has helped her to make good choices about her future. Lucy talked about how Girls' Circles gives her a chance to meet girls that might not normally talk to her and it gives her a chance to learn more about other girls & their culture. Lucy was a good choice because she is quiet and would usually get ...

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Spotlight On Girls – GDO

8th Annual Girls' Day Out To be held on November 16 at the Glen Sanders Mansion and this year's theme is Resilience ~ "Still I Rise".  It's an empowering & inspirational day, leaving 150 seventh-grade girls feeling supported & special.

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Spotlight On Girls – Poem

At our first Girls Day Out event, one of the girls wrote this poem:

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