Providing girls with the tools to become leaders of the future
Posted on 03/29/2019
Girls who empower club members holding their "I AM" mirrorsThe Ladies Who Empower Club at Rockledge Elementary School is teaching girls to celebrate what makes each one of them an important and unique individual. They are learning to encourage one another and become more confident in themselves while they develop leadership skills.

“Ladies of all ages need to embrace their inner power and in turn empower one another. We are creating a culture of empowered girls and are excited for them to shape the minds and hearts of others,” stated Paige Bartalot, a fifth-grade teacher and one of the club sponsors.

The 35 girls in the club are meeting eight times throughout the spring culminating with a graduation on June 5, 2019. Each meeting is themed, and the 10 teachers mentoring the students incorporate activities that relate to the theme. So far, they have made vision boards, participated in a college day, discussed the importance of self-love, and made a mirror to take home and practice their “I Am” statements.

Reflecting on the impact of this club, Principal Amy Schott remarked, “The Ladies Who Empower club has already made a positive difference in the lives of many of the girls. Our students are gaining confidence, motivation, and are becoming more reflective of their choices. They know the importance of self-love and striving to achieve life-long goals. I am extremely impressed by all that the staff has accomplished already with our young ladies and am confident that this opportunity will have life-long impacts on our students. Hats off to our incredible Rockledge staff members who are generously giving of their time and energy to make a positive difference in the lives of our young ladies!”

Teaching young ladies to be leaders and use their potential is Positively PWCS!