The Salvaging Sisterhood mini-grant was made possible through funding by the Woodland Hills Foundation. The program consisted of 8 weeks of workshops to teach fifth grade girls at Dickson Elementary School to communicate efficiently and effectively with one another. Salvaging Sisterhood was designed to raise awareness, develop empathy, teach healthy conflict, explore feelings, and promote a positive change in female relationships. The curriculum for this grant was based on the book, Salvaging Sisterhood, by Julia V. Taylor, MA. (Ms. Taylor contacted me via email to let me know that she received a “google alert” about the Salvaging Sisterhood program at Dickson).
Salvaging Sisterhood was comprised of five school sessions, three one hour after school workshops and an overnight at Dickson Elementary School. Every fifth grade girl at Dickson Elementary School participated in the program!
Funding was used to provide bussing home from the after school lessons, snacks, and custodial coverage for the overnight at Dickson Elementary School.
The ultimate goal of Salvaging Sisterhood is to help the fifth grade girls develop healthier relationships by reducing relational aggression. Girls were given a pre and post survey to measure a change in student’s attitudes on the various subjects discussed in the Salvaging Sisterhood lessons.