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In Non-Profit Leadership Role, Incoming Student Empowers Girls

Girls at Work logo posted on a wall.  An orange, diamond shaped sign with the words "Girls at Work" in the center.
The Girls at Work logo.

Kaylee Richard, a high school student from Manchester, MA, will begin her studies at Simmons this fall. As The Boston Globe recently reported, Richard is the program director of Girls at Work, “a non-profit after-school program that uses power tools and the Socratic method to empower girls.” The organization trains girls in various trades that are traditionally male-dominated, including woodworking.

“When they [i.e., the girls who participate] walk out of this building, they feel so much more powerful, knowing that they built this themselves,” Richard said.

Read the full article in The Boston Globe

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Kathryn Dickason