Circle programs provide a fun, creative space for girls and gender non-conforming youth to build confidence and supportive relationships. The evidence-based, Girls Circle curricula use activities such as discussion, drama, poetry, and collage to explore topics relevant to youth development. Through engaging with these topics in an emotionally safe setting, youth are empowered with tools to think critically and make decisions that are consistent with their values and interests.
Ages 11 – 13
April 28th – June 16th
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30
True Nature is about self-exploration and self-expression. Through art projects, journaling, and group discussions youth will explore their own unique gender identity and engage with topics such as: body image, role models, self-care, and gender stereotypes. This evidence-based curriculum will be combined with adventure and nature-based activities. From rock climbing/ rappelling to edible plant identification to compass navigation, youth will gain skills that provide them with an empowered connection to nature.
This group is open to girls and gender non-conforming youth, if you have any questions about suitability for this group contact Madeleine Weatherhead, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sal Cosmedy
- BA Environmental Studies
Sal (they/them) moved to Maine after graduating from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Environmental Studies. In school they focused on the many historical relationships between humans and nature and how to engage people with the natural world. They spent many summers as a camp counselor, including one teaching canoeing/kayaking to girls in Belgrade Lakes, ME. They hope to continue to work to connect people to the incredible world around us.
- Madeleine Weatherhead
- BA Social Psychology, Wilderness First Responder
Madeleine (she/her) recently moved back to Maine after spending the last two years in Hawaii creating pro-social, trauma-informed programming for at-risk girls. An avid outdoors person, she has hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Northwest Trail. She is passionate about connecting people to the therapeutic benefits of the outdoors.