Defiance parish hosts program for adolescent girls

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Thursday, 22 October 2009 00:00
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DEFIANCE—Defiance St. Mary is collaborating with Defiance College this fall to help adolescent girls ages 12 to 16 enhance their reading and writing skills.

The Catholic parish is hosting T-RUTH Academy for Young Adolescent Girls, a program operated by the college’s Division of Teacher Education.

The academy is for young girls who are struggling with reading or writing as well as for those who simply enjoy reading and writing. Participants work within a structured program to develop interpersonal and academic skills that enable and empower them to become productive and caring young girls in their community.

The free program began Sept. 17, and participants meet every other Thursday evening through Nov. 12.

Each girl receives a featured book, a diary and other mystery gifts at each session. They also participate in career exploration, mentoring and self-empowerment tea parties. The program’s culminating activity is to be the presentation of each participant’s work in the form of a book.

T-RUTH’s overarching theme is to teach reading and writing to young women while engaging them to reach their highest academic potential, guide them toward self-awareness and understanding of others, lead them on a path of discovering their truth, and empower them to build community with humility to serve others.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 14:08