LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/17/14) – Unrealistic images. Objectification of women. Celebrity mean girls.
We’ve all watched these stories on TV and read the sad news in the papers when it has gone too far.
But one constant remains true.
Girls in middle school today are being presented with ideas and images that can make them feel powerless and vulnerable - like they can’t make a difference.
To provide a sense of empowerment for these young women, Kappa developed GIRLS Academy – Girls Inspiring Respect Leadership and Service.
Modeled after our successful Leadership Academy, GIRLS Academy employs a values-based curriculum. During a day-and-a-half retreat, middle-school girls discuss challenges they face, journal about their dreams, participate in a community service project and are mentored by Kappa collegians.
You might wonder why Kappa Kappa Gamma invests in these young women.
Because KKG can make a difference.
At the very first GIRLS Academy, a mom whose daughter had just attended the retreat approached KKG. She said simply, “GIRLS Academy has changed my daughter’s life. You have her believing that she can go to college … and now you have me believing it, too.”
How can Kappa make a difference in your daughter's life?
The GIRLS Academy offers an opportunity March 1 - 2, for 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls to participate in a one-and-a-half day leadership retreat tailored specifically to the needs of young teens at Bryan Station Middle School.
This interactive program includes small group discussions, personal journaling and reflection, and a community service project.
Collegiate women from the University of Kentucky's Beta Chi chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma will serve as role models and small-group facilitators.For more information, visit Kappa Kappa Gamma online and follow @KappaKappaGamma on Twitter.
Information provided by Lindsey Bell
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