I created a safe space for middle school girls at SLA Beeber, serving as a role model and offering a sisterly bond. Inspired by my own efforts to strengthen my relationship with my sister, I aimed to provide support and a place for these girls to express themselves. My classmates and I developed a mini-course focused on team-building, icebreakers, and interactive activities.
Throughout the project, I connected with the girls on a deeper level, going beyond the typical student dynamic. I strived to be a big sister, addressing their concerns and fostering personal growth. The course spanned several months, including a get-to-know-you party, self-care sessions, and outdoor classes.
Despite facing delays and challenges in maintaining their interest, I remained determined to make a positive impact. We sought new activities and utilized online resources to keep them engaged. Collaboration with my classmates and effective communication were crucial for success.
This experience taught me the importance of community and selflessness. Interacting with these girls allowed me to appreciate the simplicity and step away from my own worries. The project aimed to empower the girls, boosting their self-esteem, academic performance, and social skills. Witnessing their progress made me proud, and I hoped that one of them would continue the tradition, inspiring and supporting younger girls in the future.
Overall, the project successfully provided a supportive space for middle school girls, fostering mentorship and personal development. It showcased the positive impact of older students on younger ones, fostering unity in our school community.