Circleville Elementary School – On Thursday, elementary girls in grades 3-5 held the first meeting of the League of Ladies (L.o.L.!) leadership club. The club was created as a forum for girls to become leaders and build upon leadership traits in their elementary school.
The club, funded by a Circleville City School Foundation grant, meets once a month and offers peer-building activities and curriculum aimed at empowering girls to become strong, smart, respectful leaders in their school and community. Further, the group will also be covering important topics on self-esteem, friendships, leadership, and compassion this year.
Today’s first lesson covered group introductions, complete with graphic organizers on the following prompts: compliments we have received and can give others, good qualities that my friends or family would use to describe me, what I like to do for fun, good deeds we have done for others, and one thing most people do not know about me. L.o.L. club members then practiced public speaking sharing their work with the nearly 80 girls in attendance on the first day of programming.
“We want these young women to know that who they are matters and their uniqueness is what makes them beautiful,” said 2nd grade teacher and co-organizer Mrs. McGinnis. “Our goal is to reach as many young ladies as possible [with this project].”
Last year, Circleville Elementary School started a Tigers in Ties boys leadership group as well. If you or your child are interested in enrolling your child in either program see the resource links below and return a form to the office in advance of our next meeting.