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Extending Girls' Horizons
 

A partnership between AAUW and the Girl Scouts that focuses on the development of leadership skills, and awareness of women's rights.  Programs also include community service, conflict resolution, public speaking, and arts and crafts.

An outgrowth of the Girls Conference and the reunions we held for several years, Extending Girls' Horizons offers a variety of stand-alone monthly events and short event series in leadership development and S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to girls in grades 6-12 throughout Dutchess County. The Girl Scouts mission statement, "To build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place", made them a natural partner with AAUW in this initiative.  They arrange for the venues, girls, chaperones, transportation, and insurance, while AAUW plans the programs and provides presenters.

Contact: Peggy Kelland 297-0507

"New Cuisines" on February 10, 2017 at Zion Episcopal Church

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Extending Girls' Horizons

S.T.E.A.M. and Self-Empowering Events for 2016-2017:
 

DATE    EVENT PLACE TIME
Friday, November 4 Game Night! R.C. Ketcham H.S. 6:30-8:30 P.M.
    - math puzzles, board games,  cooperative games    
Friday, December 9 Pins & Needles R.C. Ketcham H.S. 6:30-8:30 P.M.
    - knitting, crocheting, punch canvas, and/or string art    
Friday,
January 13
Paper Crafts R.C. Ketcham H.S. 6:30-8:30 P.M.
     - cards, 3 dimensional creations, etc.    
Sunday, February 10 New Cuisines Zion Episcopal Church 6:30-8:30 P.M.
 
  - regional and international dishes 
   
Friday,
March 5

Jewelry Making

New Hackensack Reformed Church

1:00-3:00 P.M.

 

- bracelets, necklaces, earrings

   
Friday,
April 7
Naturalist R.C. Ketcham H.S. 6:30-8:30 P.M.
    - trees, sky    

 

This year we will repeat one or both of our successful previous programs: "Amaze", a leadership skills series for girls in grades 6-8, and "Girltopia", an exploration of women's rights in the United States and around the world for girls in grades 9-10.

We welcome all AAUW members and friends to suggest topics, serve on the planning committee, and help with programs - a perfect one time volunteer opportunity!

 

 

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Website comments are welcome and may be directed to Mary King. This page last updated on Feb 13, 2017