William & Mary

Schools, Girls and Self-esteem

schoolWe read a feminist fairy tale to middle school girls at the Academy of Life and Learning in Williamsburg. The ALL Academy provides seventh and eighth grade learners who are potentially "at risk" of not succeeding in high school with intensive academic intervention, counseling, and life skills acquisition in a small and nurturing environment.  The aim of our CAP was to introduce feminist ideas in a familiar, creative way; to instill ideas about feminism and to discuss the importance of high self-esteem.