Path to Empowerment: Empowering High School Girls forum

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Health & Wellness, Online

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Allowed Grades: 9th Grade to 12th Grade

Program Description

Event Details

The Path to Empowerment: Empowering High School Girls forum is brought to you by SHS student Sonya Chen in partnership with the Greenburgh and Scarsdale Public Libraries.

This series was designed to equip girls to feel more empowered, self-confident, and better prepared to handle the day-to-day challenges they encounter. Participation is open to high school girls in grades 9-12.

Consisting of six program sessions co-hosted alternately by Greenburgh Public Library and Scarsdale Public Library from January to June 2023, the programs will take place on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in hybrid format.

To register for this session, scroll down to the bottom of this page, complete the required fields, and click “Register.” Registration is encouraged as space is limited, and registered attendees will be accommodated ahead of walk-ins.

If you wish to join via Zoom from home, registration is required so we can email you the Zoom link.


The remaining sessions in the series will focus on the following topics:

(Click on each session to redirect to the registration page for each event.)


Session 3: 

Time & Location: Tuesday, March 14, 7-8 PM at Greenburgh Library (or Zoom remotely)

Theme: Learning self-defense through Krav Maga with the goal of increasing self-confidence

Facilitator: Chris Berlingo, experienced Krav Maga instructor teaching children, women and men for over a decade



Session 4: Please read There's something about Sweetie by Sandhya Menon prior to the event!

Time & Location: Tuesday, April 11, 7-8 PM at Scarsdale Library (or Zoom remotely)

Theme: Identifying what makes relationships healthy and discussing those elements in the context of a book discussion

Facilitators: Emily Dowie, Jennifer Brinley, and Akeyla Todd, Greenburgh and Scarsdale Public Libraries

Claim your complimentary paperback copy of the book by registering for April's book discussion and agreeing to pick yours up at Scarsdale Public Library or giving your mailing address to receive it by mail.

Also, we will have a giveaway drawing at the end of this book club for Taylor Swift's "Midnights" album. You must be registered and present to win!



Session 5: 

Time & Location: Tuesday, May 9, 7-8 PM at Greenburgh Library (or Zoom from Scarsdale Library or remotely)

Theme: Creating empowered self-portraits using colored pencils and sketch paper (will be provided)

Facilitator: Elizabeth Panting, Art Instructor


Session 6: 

Time & Location: Tuesday, June 13, 7-8 PM at Scarsdale Library (or Zoom remotely)

Theme: Receiving and discussing empowered images created by the Scarsdale High School student who created the series and reflecting on the lessons from the overall forum

Facilitator: Sonya Chen, Scarsdale High School