Lean In At The Essex Library

February 24, 2014

Thursday, February 27th from 6 – 7 p.m.
Grades 7 and up.
The Essex Teen Department is working with local high school students to create a library Lean In Circle. This past year, you may have noticed publicity regarding Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. After the publication of this book, groups across the nation began to create supportive Lean In circles. Click here to access the LeanIn website. These circles began to grow within communities of working women, on college campuses and in homes. After a request by a local teen to begin a circle of our own, we jumped into action. Our group will be facilitated by Jessica and upper high school students as mentors. We invite young ladies aged twelve and up to participate. This group will share a few commonalities with GirlZone (a self-esteem program from a few years back,) and will focus on facilitating friendships and creating a safety zone and support system for girls growing into adulthood.

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