Bucks County Herald

Leadership program empowers middle school girls



Middle school students who participated in a Girls Leadership Program faciliated by Girls Empowered, Inc. stand with their certificates of completion.

Girls Empowered, Inc. recently facilitated a Girls Leadership Program for middle school girls.

The program empowered several girls to become effective leaders. They learned the qualities of an effective leader, how to be an assertive communicator, decision-making skills, time and stress management skills, how to set SMART goals, work as part of a team, and the importance of philanthropy as a leader.

Dave Mettille, father of two girls who participated in the program said, “Leadership and all its related areas should be the cornerstone of a young girl/teenager’s being/makeup. However, it is so often forgotten. Girls Empowered brings it to life and gives it the importance and priority it should have. The camp is incredible and covers information that is critical to the development of girls and yet often gets ignored.”

Space for the program was donated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County (BBBSBC). As a thank you for the space, the middle school girls used their leadership skills to become philanthropists. They organized a clothing drive to support BBBSBC by setting personal goals and reaching out to their friends, family, and neighbors for donations.

In just one week, the girls were able to collect more than 3,800 articles of clothing. The clothing will be sold at a thrift store, and BBBSBC receives a monetary donation to support and expand its mentoring programs.

For information about programs and getting involved in Girls Empowered, contact founder Dr. Dawn Haaz at dawn@girlsempowered.net.

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