Female students ages 13015 at a rural Massachusetts high school meet after school to explore and discuss real-world challenges faced by women and girls, reflect upon their own experiences, set goals, and develop leadership skills through the lends of the 7-Step Project-Based Learning Model.
Built upon the frameworks of both Social and Emotional Learning as well as Costa and Kallick's Habits of Mind, this authentic, student-driven group is grounded by the following essential questions:How do you navigate the world as a young woman? What kind of person do you want to become? What kind of community and world do you want to help create?
This experiential method of education seeks to promote learning through deliberate discussion, reflection, and action, which aligns with the purpose of Community Service Learning, in which students "achieve real objectives for the community and deeper understanding and skills for themselves."