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No Parent Left Behind: Jr. League of Greenwich to Host What’s on the Minds of Middle School Girls

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Parents from Greenwich are invited to come to the Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich on Wednesday, March 1 st , 2017 at 7:30pm to hear from experts in the fields of counseling, social media and youth services who have taught nearly four hundred 11 and 12-year old girls over the past three years at the Junior League of Greenwich’s Positively More program. Continue Reading →

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Full House at Greenwich Town Hall for Compelling Documentary on Opioids and Addiction

It was standing room only on Thursday night for a screening of the documentary Chasing the Dragon. A panel discussed sources of the addiction epidemic including rogue prescribers, patients who doctor shop, teens using gateway drugs, and the powerful forces of persistent stigma and denial in society. Continue Reading →

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Poignant Remarks Delivered at YWCA Greenwich Words Still Matter Event

An impressive panel convened at the YWCA of Greenwich on Wednesday night to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Junior, and serve as a reminder in these times of increased hate speech and hate crimes of the importance of civil discourse. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Jr League to Host Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, Panel of Experts to Speak on Children’s Exposure to Current Events

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The Junior League of Greenwich will host Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis for a discussion on Talking to children about difficult news events October 27, at 6:30pm at the Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center. Continue Reading →

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Brunswick School Headmaster Weighs in on Topic of Sexual Assault

“I have concluded that the past few weeks have raised issues in the political arena that are more widespread than one political party or another — specifically in terms of the issue of sexual assault… Brunswick’s mission is ‘to prepare young men for life,’ and we expect and trust that that ‘life’ will be a challenging and fulfilling one conducted at all times in a way that is respectful of others. All Brunswick students must understand that there is no room for confusion about another person’s complete control over his or her own body.” – Tom Philip, Brunswick School Headmaster Continue Reading →

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Register Your 6th Grader for the Junior League of Greenwich’s Positively More! Program

The Positively More! program, now in its fourth year, has become very popular. Sessions fill quickly and wait lists are sometimes necessary. There are four all-day Saturday session to choose from beginning on Nov 5. The sessions are free with snacks and lunch provided. Each session will consist of workshops moderated by professionals in the fields of teen counseling, youth services, social media & prevention/education. Continue Reading →

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Getting Girls into Tech: Founder of ‘Girls Who Code’ Shares Advice with Greenwich Girls

Reshma Saujani who founded Girls Who Code and who has a wildly popular TED Talk “Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection,” addressed girls from Greenwich High School, Greenwich Academy, Stanwich School, Whitby School, Convent of the Sacred Heart and Greenwich Country Day School. Saujani urged the girls to work on becoming brave, and to embrace risk-taking and failure rather than limit themselves to what they are good at and aiming for perfection.
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ONS Doctors to Talk Sports Injury Training, Injury Management & Prevention at Greenwich Hospital

ONS sports specialists Paul Sethi, MD and Katherine Vadasdi, MD will present Back to School Sports Safety at Greenwich Hospital.

Among the topics they will discuss are safe sports training techniques, injury prevention and management, gender-specific injuries and the dangers and growing use of performance enhancing substances among teen athletes. Continue Reading →

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