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.
Local professionals hold sessions for middle school girls concerning friendship, self-esteem, morality, decision-making and social media. Professionals include Sara Rawson OTR/L, IMC, Occupational Therapist, Beth O’Malley, LCSW, ACSW, Psychotherapist, Yajaira Gonzalez, Domestic Abuse Services YWCA Greenwich, and Jenny Byxbee, Greenwich Youth Services Bureau Coordinator. Acting as Teen Ambassadors in the Positively More program are nearly forty high school young ladies from six different schools who act as role models for the middle school girls.
The panel discussion provides tips to parents concerning how to manage a middle school girl. The panelists explain how there is a need in society to assist the development of future female leaders. The Junior League of Greenwich is on the pulse of positively impacting middle school girls, guiding them to make mindful choices.
The Junior League’s program is achieving its mission of creating strong women in our community. Evidence of this comes from all the middle school and high school participants who after completing the program, exhibit strength, poise, confidence, and become amazing advocates for themselves.
The Junior League of Greenwich 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 contact the office at (203) 869-1979 or visit www.jlgreenwich.org.