Thursday, September 28, 2017

AU Students Partner with Ashland Middle School to Launch 1girl Chapter

On October 10, AU History Visiting Instructor Dr. Emily Hess and AU students Halle Hershberger, Katie Fossaceca, and Morgan Miller, will launch a local chapter of the afterschool program 1girl at Ashland Middle School.  Lead by facilitators like Halle (also chapter president), Katie and Morgan, 1girl "empowers middle school girls to develop the skills they need to be successful" including public speaking, creative problem solving, critical thinking, goal setting, and conflict resolution skills. 

In the words of Dr. Hess, "1girl is an incredible organization that not only pours into young, undergraduate women, but equips them to facilitate a leadership program for middle school girls.  I'm very excited to see how this intergenerational mentorship program will change the lives of middle school girls and undergraduate women this fall."

From Left to Right:
   Katie Fossaceca (junior political science major)
   Morgan Miller (junior political science and philosophy major)
   Halle Hershberger (senior history and political science major)
   History Visiting Instructor Dr. Emily Hess
   Ashland Middle School Counselors Wendy Packard and Kymberle Irwin

Ashland's is the only college chapter in Ohio outside of The Ohio State University.  To learn more about the unique opportunities AU's History and Political Science Program provides, visit our website.