In the Community
Dolls Participate in University Middle School's All-Girls Summit
"Who's the Boss?" was theme of a Doll League workshop focusing on choices and consequences at the First Annual All Girls Summit, hosted by the University Middle School in Irvington, N.J. The Oct. 27, 2016 daylong event featured workshops and career panels aimed at skills building, self empowerment and celebration of the girls as "diamonds in the rough."
Doll League members Barbara Marsan and Lesley Crosson led discussions in which the the girls talked about the long-term impact of their decisions and choices. The spirited give and take between students, teachers and workshop leaders touched on issues ranging from personal power, self respect and responsible use of social media to peer pressure, premature pregnancy and physical or emotional violence.
Summit organizers at the school said many girls "believe that they are not good enough or don't measure up in some way," including their looks, their grades or their relationships with friends and family. Principal Andrea Tucker said the summit was a way of addressing those issues while the girls are beginning to "develop their sense of self worth in the world."
Note: If your school or community group is planning a career day or some other event that you believe would be enhanced by the participation of speakers or workshop leaders from The Doll League, we encourage you to contact us.