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Hey all. Just started snooping around the net seriously. I'm glad to have found this site. I have a question for anyone who cares to answer it. I'm going to be head counselor this summer at a camp for girls. I have basically free rein to design a few programs for the girls. I'd like to do a feminist workshop, but would like suggestions. What would you incorporate into such a program for girls ages six to sixteen? I just read "Reviving Ophelia: Reclaiming the Lives of Adolescent Girls" and it made me realize that young girls don't receive many positive pro-woman influences, unless from the family. And even that sometimes isn't enough in the face of society. The media and school seem like two biggies. So if anyone has suggestions, feel free to contact me.

Your commitment to girls is great. It is wonderful to know that people like you are there to nurture and teach our future generation of leaders. I think the best place for you to start is the Ms. Foundation for Women. They have a curriculum designed for their Take Our Daughters to Work Day that could point you in the right direction. They also have lots more. Their number is #212-742-2300. Also there is a magazine - New Moon - for girls and their dreams. You should check that out.


Amy

 

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