Girls Leadership Grows in Boone County
A new youth leadership program has kicked off at Sherman High School in Boone County, West Virginia. The eight girls have so far visited Marshall University, learned about media's effect on women through a Miss Representation screening and discussion, established groundrules and goals for the group, and discussed healthy relationships with staff from WV FREE, a statewide reproductive justice organization.
During the trip to Marshall University in November 2012, we sat in on Dr. Kat Williams' Women in U.S. History class and visited the Women's Center on campus. After the visit to Marshall, Brianna Dillon wrote to Dr. Williams, "The thing I liked the most was just talking about women because I didn’t know women took such a big part in history."