If you have a middle school daughter in your house listen up! The widely successful “Sister-to-Sister” Program is hosting its tenth annual summit for middle school girls on Saturday, November 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts.
Girls from all area schools in the seventh and eight grade are welcome to join Sister-to-Sister mentors for some serious fun this coming Saturday.
What is Sister-to-Sister?
Sister-to-Sister strives to make a positive difference by giving a voice to the interests of young women. Sister-to-Sister provides a “safe space” to talk about the challenges facing young women with college mentors and girls from Vergennes, Middlebury and Bristol. Each month includes a new fun activities with college mentors and middle school girls for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Why she’ll love it:
Mentors develop experiences that encourage girls to try new things outside of the classroom such as dance, log-rolling and yoga. Past years activities included Zumba!, holiday crafts, tie-dye, field day, and many more awesome events. She’ll meet new people and gain new relationships.
Why you’ll love it:
We all know how lonely and difficult adolescence can be. In addition to fun events and activities, Sister-to-Sister also focuses on discussion of topics that are pertinent to the girls such as body image, girls in the cyber world, relationships, popularity, self-confidence, and self-defense. While specific activities vary, the foundation of the program is about building trusting and supportive relationships.
All events are free. To register or organize transportation, please call Karin Hanta at 802.443.5937 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.