Happy New Year!
It's hard to believe but we will be hosting GIRLS Academy with the Emory Chapter in less than 60 days! We are deep in the planning stage and now it's time to recruit some volunteers to help make the weekend a success! If you know of other Kappa's who aren't on this distribution list - please forward to them.
The event will be March 3-4th at Louise Radloff Middle School, 3939 Shackleford Rd, Duluth, GA 30096. Many of you probably know the principal - Kappa's own, Dr. Sarah Skinner! The event starts for breakfast on March 3rd at 6:30am and events will take place until 1pm on the 4th as this is an overnight event for the participating middle school aged girls, however volunteers will sign up in shifts.
For those who are ready to sign-up - here is the link to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A48ADA62AA2F94-girls1
If the slot you want is full - reach out to me and we'll work something out. Going to be out of town that weekend - no worries - watch for other ways to help! Do you have a restaurant connection for donations - please reach out to Arleen Poquette at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Powers at email@example.com ASAP!
What Is GIRLS Academy?
GIRLS Academy inspires respect, leadership and service. Using a values-based curriculum, collegiate women of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity model positive peer relationships for girls in communities throughout North America.
GIRLS Academy is a one-and-a-half day overnight leadership retreat tailored specifically to the needs of the young teen girl. This interactive program includes small group discussions, personal journaling and reflection, and a community service project. Collegiate women will serve as role models and small group facilitators. The program will be organized and executed by these collegiate women as well as supervision from two trained alumnae GIRLS Academy Lead Facilitators, an On-Site Area coordinator and local Kappa alumnae volunteers.
Who Are the GIRLS Academy Participants?
GIRLS Academy participants are middle school girls ages 6th-8th grade, identified by school administrators/teachers at a middle school/junior high school within the United States and Canada.
Participant Benefits and Outcome Goals Participant benefits include:
Positive effects on interpersonal skills, self-esteem and social development
Increased likelihood of future community involvement/philanthropic activity
Reduced chance of engaging in risky behaviors
Learn basic leadership concepts
Reflect broadly on the significance of leadership in everyday circumstances
Evaluate personal leadership styles based on contemporary social behavior
Explore how values impact behavior in a group and as a leader
Evaluate and practice making ethical decisions in personal and leadership situations
Have the opportunity to participate in post-event mentoring activities with the collegiate women
More details about your specific volunteer job will come as we get closer.For More information, please visit our webpage at: http://atlanta.kappa.org/local-philanthropy