Now entering it's tenth year, The Girlhood Project has impacted 150 girls from the Cambridge and Somerville communities along with 200 college students from Lesley University. This multidimensional program provides college students with a diverse theoretical and academic background in order to facilitate creative activities that honor the uniqueness of each girl.
The Girlhood Project, located on the Doble campus of Lesley University, runs a weekly girls' group over the course of eight weeks each spring. Middle school girls collaborate with Lesley University students to engage in the examination of critical media literacy, identity exploration, and positive youth development. The impact of The Girlhood Project extends beyond it's immediate community; it has inspired the creation of other girls' groups modeled after our approach.
"I feel like it's my home away from home."
- Ashanty, Middle School '16