Parents: It’s time to register your middle school daughter for Sister-to-Sister’s three Super Sunday sessions onFebruary 7, February 28, and March 13, 2016.Sister-to-Sister is a community outreach program of theAmerican Association of University of Women-Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette branch (AAUW-OML)that connects middle and high schoolgirls in a supportive environment toaddress both the empowering and the challenging aspects of adolescence. Theprogram equips girls with the confidence and the skills they need tomakepositive choices in their lives.
High school girls have been preparing for the sessions this fall in trainings conducted by AAUW. They acquire leadership and facilitation skills while deconstructing cultural messages and stereotypes as well as the pressures of being a girl in today's culture. They eagerly anticipate meeting their “little sisters” and sharing what they have learned at the Super Sunday Sessions that begin in February.
As the younger girls share what's bugging them, they discover they are not alone and have a lot in common with all girls. They become friends as they share their stories and strategize solutions. They are often surprised to hear how much better life is in high school as the older girls address their questions and concerns.
To learn more about Sister-to-Sister, visit AAUW’s website at oml-ca.aauw.net/s2s/. Registration is now open and is available online. Deadline is 2/1/2016. Questions can be directed to Laura Wittenberg at 925-788-0901 or Valarie Burgess at 925-997-0118.
The American Association of University Womenhas been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For 134 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.
Posted on Mon, December 7, 2015
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