BC Strong Women Strong Girls Program
the neighborhood center
Strong Women, Strong Girls Program at Boston College
The Boston College Neighborhood Center sponsors the Boston College chapter of the national Strong Women, Strong Girls program.
Strong Women, Strong Girls is a national organization that has as its mission “creating communities of strong and successful women today and supporting the strong and successful women of tomorrow."
Strong Women, Strong Girls has created an innovative after school model that uses the study of contemporary and historic female role models, mentoring relationships with college undergraduate women, and skill building activities to help at-risk girls in grades 3-5 build positive self-esteem and skills for life-long success.
The Boston College chapter furthers the Neighborhood Center's mission in the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods by engaging Boston College undergraduate students in a new creative way with its surrounding community.
For its pilot program during the spring of 2007, four young women from Boston College served as mentors for third, fourth and fifth graders at the Hamilton and Winship Elementary Schools in Brighton once per week for six weeks.
Since then, the program has grown to include 30+ mentors with eight participating sites including: the Winship Elementary School, St. Columbkille Partnership School, Jackson Mann K-8 School, the Mary Lyon School, the Gardner Pilot Academy, the West End Boys & Girls Club, Charlesview and Boston ABCD.
The BC Chapter Directors for Strong Women, Strong Girls for 2016-2017 are:
Caroline Clarke MA&S '18
Jess Illaria MA&S '17
Grace Petro MA&S '17
Maria Porcello LSOE '18
Members of the Strong Women, Strong Girls Program
Click here to read about the BC Chapter of the Strong Women, Strong Girls Program in the Boston College Chronicle! (Scroll down to page 5.)