All girls in grades 5-8 along with their moms (dads are welcome) are invited to participate in an empowerment series called Girl Power. It will include a variety of events during the school year. Our first step is to get a group formed. I would need a letter/note of interest to come back to school by Wednesday, October 15th. The first event is scheduled for Monday, October 20th after school. Other dates will be announced as the year progresses.
The idea of this group is to encourage, enlighten, and empower girls. I will use tools and resources to enhance the inner strengths, talents, and beauty of each girl. The series will offer opportunities to do good work for themselves and their community. Small fees may be included in some of these events. If these fees are a problem, please see me directly.
Our first event involves breast cancer awareness. Finally Lisa’s Hair Salon will come in and supply small, pink-dyed hairpieces. They are attached to your existing hair and can be removed with regular shampoo. Students will be allowed to wear them for the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The cost is $20 — $10 for the product and $10 to be donated to the new cancer center being planned for Harrington Memorial Hospital. When they get their hairpiece, a short discussion will occur on how breast cancer can affect our lives. If anyone would like to help, please contact me.
Some of the other activities planned are reading the new Maria Shriver book, working on her pledge, and having a book discussion (moms and daughters can read it together) and going to the YMCA and using the rock climbing wall. The series will end in the spring with a “Lead the Way” panel discussion event.
Please consider this as a way to empower your daughter.
Maura A. Power