The Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) developed and launched its newest program, Positively More this eyar. The JLG’s third session took place at the end of February. This unique program focuses on 11 and 12 year-old girls and aims to give them the tools to avoid questionable situations, lessen the consequences of conflicts, and identify lessons learned by challenges.
For those interested in participating, there are five separate sessions to choose from between November and April. All sessions are held at the JLG’s headquarters in Greenwich at 231 East Putnam Ave.
These sessions run from 9:15 am – 3:30 pm and are free to members of the community.
This program was conceptualized as a follow-up to the Junior League of Greenwich’s extremely successful program for third grade girls, Positively Me!. The Junior League of Greenwich recognized an opportunity to address this next age group. Careful research helped guide the program towards the topics and situations that would be the most relevant to what 11 and 12 year-olds are currently going through.
Accompanying each session are Teen Ambassadors from Greenwich High School, Convent of the Sacred Heart, King Low Heywood Thomas, The Stanwich School and Greenwich Academy.
After two sessions of Positively More, the committee learned that having the Teen Ambassadors was one the project’s greatest assets.
The Teen Ambassadors interact with the younger girls in the workshops, sit with them and support them, share stories of when they were 11 years old, and explain what they can expect going forward. There has not been the same type of hands-on program like this in town, where older high school girls from different schools come together to help younger girls.
Each session will consist of workshops moderated by outstanding professionals including Beth O’Malley, LCSW, Jenny Byxbee (Greenwich’s Youth Services Coordinator), Sara Rawson (Occupational Therapist), Meredith Gold (Domestic Abuse Service Coordinator YWCA) and Tori Aiello (The Speech Improvement Company).
The Junior League of Greenwich has been bettering the community for over 50 years. It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained individuals. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. If you are interested in joining the Junior League of Greenwich and making a difference in our community, contact the JLG Office at (203) 869-1979 or visit the Junior League of Greenwich website.