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2017 Service-Learning Symposium: Because Every Girl Deserves to Go to Prom

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Because Every Girl Deserves to Go to Prom

Authors: Lauren Booth, Erica Gillespie, Aphia Henry, Krystle Binion, and Tiffany Gualandi 

Faculty Supervisor: Nicole Masano, RN, MSN, CNM, CNE

Abstract:

Our goal as a group was to impact the lives of underprivileged high school girls by teaching them about positive self-image, alcohol awareness, and avoiding harmful situations. We partnered with the Brunswick High School Guidance Counselor to select girls who would benefit our program. We presented our teaching topic to the senior girls at their graduation meeting on March 13, 2017, and then helped a few girls who needed assistance pay for prom. On Saturday, March 25, 2017, we met with the girls at the College and offered them facials from a local Mary Kay representative, painted their nails, did their hair and make-up, and provided dresses and shoes for the girls. All of these items were donated by and collected from the community. By providing education to these girls about prom safety and helping as many as we could go to prom, we helped the upcoming productive members of society to be the safest and healthiest that they could be during this "rite of passage" night that we all call prom. In completion of this project, we demonstrated effective understanding of how communities function and initiated our critical thinking skills.