On March 14, during Women’s History Month, St. Mary Academy – Bay View is hosting the first-of-its-kind in Rhode Island Girls’ Empowerment Summit. Designed to engage girls in grades 5 through 9, the summit includes interactive workshop activities and panel discussions to build activism, civic engagement and leadership, as well as build healthy relationships and explore future careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) fields. A sampling of workshops includes:
- Art As Activism
- Empowering Media
- Building Healthy Relationships
- Uniquely Me: Embracing Strengths and Setting Goals
- Financial Feminism: You’re Worth It
- How’d You Get Here: Root-Cause Analysis, Engineering
- Advocacy: Creating Positive Change
Motivated by our mission to empower and educate young women, as well as to be a strong voice for girls in Southeastern New England, the Girls’ Empowerment Summit was created to inspire middle school girls to break through barriers of sexism and build real-world leadership skills. It is a free community event, aimed at serving more girls, especially in underserved populations.
Registration is not required but requested and may be completed on the Bay View website.