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Honoring Our Young Women
March is Women’s History Month, and our Walsh Campus is marking the month by celebrating inspirational women throughout history, as well as our coworkers and young women.
At our Walsh Campus for Girls, coworkers M.E. Labrie and Elizabeth Sorice decorated a wall in the learning center hallway with the stories of 106 inspirational women. Elizabeth and M.E. started researching in December to find a group of women who were both culturally significant as well as ones that our girls could relate to. They worked hard to find women of all races and cultural backgrounds so that each of the girls could find someone they could relate to on the wall.
And of course, an important addition to the wall is all of the young women living at the girls campus.
“Having the girls up there shows them that they are on the same level as those women,” Labrie explained.
Each young woman has their own card with their picture and a description, along with a sentence stating their importance in Mercy Home history. Our coworkers wrote the description of each young lady, and our girls were thrilled to see what was written about them.
The wall was put together as a surprise for the girls, and they were excited to learn more about these influential women.
“It’s cool to see their reactions,” Labrie said. “They definitely do stop and read [about the different women].”
Celebrations also include a weekly newsletter highlighting one important woman in history, praise for our girls from their tutors, a story of one youth’s achievement, youth academic success, a quote from staff, and a quote from a female leader.
Coworkers are also showing their support during this important month by wearing Women’s History Month pins. These are available in the Learning Center at the Walsh Campus for anyone who would like to wear one.
We are so thankful to everyone at the Walsh Campus for empowering our young women not just during Women’s History Month, but all year round!