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Empowering Our Ninth Grade Girls


The Hance Family Foundation's Beautiful Me Program Runs Again at Island Trees HS

On Thursday, December 1st, the Beautiful Me program successfully completed its third workshop at the high school - this time with the current ninth grade girls!  The girls reported that they had a blast while completing hands-on activities designed to build self-esteem, advocacy, confidence, and leadership skills.  

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for making this possible:

-The Hance Family Foundation for bringing this wonderful program to our school free of charge 

-Mr. Villone and the custodial crew for helping to set-up and break down the event

-The PTA for providing the girls with a delicious bagel breakfast 

-The following teachers who worked with our girls during the workshop, providing them with the tools and skills to empower themselves and others:

Mrs. Marlene Camisa

Mrs. Cheryl Cohen

Mrs. Maria Federico

Mrs. Ryan Gorman

Ms. Pamela Hostetter

Mrs. Katie Kilfoil

Mrs. Hannah Klein

Mrs. Dana Lehnert

Mrs. Lauren Marino

Mrs. Christine Primrose

Mrs. Christine Renzulli

Mrs. Deborah Sullivan

Ms. Marie Timmons

Ms. Nicolle Tursnovic

Ms. Angelica Wroblewski


Beautiful Me is a curriculum-based program that provides instruction and hands-on activities focusing on the wonderful attributes that make each girl special.  For more information about the program please visit: http://hancefamilyfoundation.org/beautiful-me/


Submitted by Melissa Modica, School Psychologist




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