Bronxville Union Free School District

Bronxville School Partners with Girls Leadership, Dedicated to Empowering Students

Through the generous support of the Bronxville School Foundation, the Bronxville School has partnered with Girls Leadership, a national nonprofit organization — co-founded by Rachel Simmons and Simone Marean — that is dedicated to developing leadership skills in girls.

“Bronxville is pleased to partner with Girls Leadership for the 2017-18 school year,” Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Mara Koetke said. “Co-founded by New York Times best selling author, Rachel Simmons, Girls Leadership educates parents and faculty on practical strategies for young women to develop the self-advocacy skills necessary for true leadership. We are pleased to begin this important conversation in Bronxville with a keynote address for parents and community given by Simone Marean, the co-founder of Girls Leadership. Leadership is one of the four dispositions of the Bronxville Promise, and we feel strongly that empowering our girls to embrace the skills of leadership is central to our mission. We look forward to this powerful collaboration made possible by the generosity of the Bronxville Foundation.”

The district will welcome Marean as a keynote speaker on Oct. 3 from 7:30-9 p.m. to discuss practical and actionable advice for parents, caregivers and teachers on supporting young girls. The presentation, titled “Raising Resilient Girls,” will cover the development of girls’ dynamics from preschool through high school. The event is free, but community members are encouraged to register for the event.

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Additionally, the district will host a series of after-school workshops in October and November that parents can sign up to attend with their daughters. For more information, click on the links below. Passwords are necessary to register. Password: bronxvillek1 Password: bronxville23 Password: bronxville45 Password: bronxville678 Password: bronxvillerrg

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