The Conference will be hosted by the NAASC - Boston Area Chapter.
As an outstanding historically Black college for women, Spelman empowers women to create positive social change with the support of a strong network and sisterhood. Through its first Middle and High School Girls Conference in March 2007, the Chapter was able to begin providing that same network and sisterhood for girls in the Boston community. In 2012, the Chapter will build on the success of the first five conferences to provide more girls of color the opportunity to connect with women in the Boston area.
The Conference seeks to define womanhood.
We hope to challenge the girls to take an introspective look at who they are at their core and to assess whether these core values are actualized and apparent in their daily habits. We would like them to identify areas of improvement - mentally, physically and emotionally - in which they would like to see a healthier and better side of themselves, such as being an even better sister, daughter, student, citizen and friend.
The Conference is based on a Girls Group Curriculum.
The overarching concept for the conference is based on a Girls Group Curriculum created by Laina Cox, former Boston public school teacher and assistant principal. The curriculum is based on her visits to other programs across the country and was implemented at the Harbor School in Boston.
Through participation in the conference girls will be provided an intimate and open environment for intergenerational dialogue about the challenges facing girls in society and prepared with personal advice and tangible action steps on their personal path to becoming a woman.