Program offers students techniques for navigating "Girlworld"

08/15/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A two-week summer program for female students ages 11 to 17 promotes self-esteem and conflict-resolution techniques to help girls navigate the unique social environment the program refers to as "Girlworld." The Girls Leadership Institute was founded by author and school-bullying-prevention trainer Rachel Simmons, and it is run by teachers and counselors who lead the girls in activities and classes to help the students learn effective ways to deal with negative behavior at school.

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