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Young Women Empowerd at College Bound Girls Conference

Young Women Empowerd at College Bound Girls Conference
Posted on 03/12/2019
One hundred and two Springfield Public Schools female high school students were empowered at the 2019 College Bound Girls Conference, hosted at Bay Path University. (Click here to see photos)

This College Bound Girls group, founded by four young women at The Springfield Renaissance School, was started in response to 100 Males to College, an initiative created in 2015 by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. After meeting weekly and focusing on self-esteem, college readiness, and activism, these four students quickly sought to reach out to girls in other schools and the Springfield area College Bound Girls movement was born.

The group has now expanded to all Springfield area high schools, and each high school provides space for girls to gather and work together to learn more about college readiness, issues that affect girls in the day-to-day, and college admissions. The annual conference is a way for girls to come together and move beyond the boundaries of their high school identities and collaborate together around activism and college readiness. Conference workshops focused on financial literacy, the college admissions and interview process, body image positivity, how to balance school and work, and finding your college support system.
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