Women Taking Charge

For high school girls who do not participate in sports or fine arts programs, there are few constructive leadership development opportunities available in Hardin County. Women Taking Charge will provide up to 40 girls at South Hardin High School with the resources to discuss women’s issues and enact social change. In bi-monthly meetings, the girls will learn about local and global women’s issues while learning more about the trials and triumphs of women. Each participant will be responsible for developing a “take charge” group advocacy plan which they can conduct in their own community. The inaugural session of the program will run from January to May 2012. For second cycle of the program, which will begin in August 2012, the first cycle graduates will have the chance to serve as peer mentors and help other girls develop their own advocacy plans.