Dove Self-Esteem Workshop at Mitchell College
NEW LONDON, CT – February 10, 2014 - On Sunday, April 6th, students in the Mitchell College Behavioral Science Club and Psychology of Women class will present the 6th annual Dove Self-Esteem Workshop for girls and their adult female mentors.
“Girls face more pressure than ever to fit the stereotypically defined image of beauty: physical perfection. Through this workshop, we can help change the way girls perceive these images by engaging them and their adult female mentors in positive, thought-provoking discussions and activities,” says Behavioral Science Club faculty advisor, Jennifer Mauro.
The ninety-minute program begins at 10:30 a.m. on the first level of the Nathan Hale classroom building and is designed to promote self-esteem in girls partly through educating girls about a wider definition of beauty. The curriculum is provided by the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, and the workshop will be led by current Mitchell College students.
Alexa Slattery, Behavioral Science Club Secretary, is excited about being part of the workshop team for a third year in a row. “The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty program allows us to address body image, beauty, and self-esteem with young women and their mentors, ensuring that women of all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. know that they are beautiful the way they are!”
“The workshop benefits students by allowing them to draw on their course-related knowledge of feminine psychology while making a difference in the lives of young girls through a community service project,” says Behavioral Science Club faculty advisor, Tara Broccoli.
The workshop is free and open to girls between the ages of 8 and 12 accompanied by an adult female mentor. RSVP is recommended. To register, please call 860-701-7719, or email Mauro_j@mitchell.edu. The Nathan Hale building is located on the main campus at Mitchell College between Montauk and Pequot Avenues. Guests are asked to park on Montauk Avenue or in the Pequot Avenue lot.