Monday, March 28, 2011

Local program teaches girls the right way to respond to conflict

Local program teaches girls the right way to respond to conflict - PhotoGallery - Chicago Sun-Times

Apparently there is a program right at our very own Harlan High School.
‘No more girl drama.”

That was the topic on a recent chilly day as nine young girls dressed in maroon elementary school colors gathered after classes to sit on the floor around a large pink paper pebble that headlined — “No More Girl Drama.”

The young ladies were busy cutting out smaller paper pebbles and decorating them with their phrases to combat girl drama in and out of school: “Be yourself,” “love yourself,” “tell your teacher,” “make a change” and “be free.”

The session is part of Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program, a nonprofit effort geared to helping girls (7-17 years) become “polished” by teaching etiquette and poise. The program also teaches how to react responsibly instead of retaliating, shows how to act assertively rather than aggressively, explains how to identify the difference between class and sass. The sessions also include an exercise component.

The Sun-Times recently visited the session as the elementary-school girls continued to learn how to be a Polished Pebble and deal with girl drama at the University of Chicago (UIC) Charter School, North Kenwood/Oakland Campus.
Worth a read!

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