Junior League of Greenwich Empowers Third Grade Girls with Self-Esteem Workshop

Thirty-one local third grade girls attended the Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) program PositivelyMe! this past Saturday, January 23. PositivelyMe! was developed by the JLG to provide 8- & 9-year-old girls with the skills to be confident, make good decisions, be assertive, express themselves, and to cope with peer pressure and bullying.

The program looked a little different this year, going virtual for the first time. Even though the program couldn’t be held in person, there were two Saturday sessions with fun-filled activities with one strong key message for the girls: “You are strong in mind and body, be kind, follow your passion and always be PositivelyMe!”. This message is reinforced through activities such as meditation, where participants learned the practice of calming their body and mind, and volunteering in the community, where they made Valentine’s Day cards for Nathaniel Witherell.

“PositivelyMe! is one of our beloved signature programs at the Junior League of Greenwich. We have served 3rd grade girls in our town with this uplifting, inspiring, and self-esteem building program since 2006. It continues to be one of the most popular programs that we offer the Greenwich community, with registration filling to capacity almost immediately year by year! Part of the beauty of PositivelyMe! is that it makes a strong positive impact on the 3rd grade girl participants, but also for our JLG volunteers alike! Playing an important role in the lives of our future young women leaders by helping them develop the skills to be confident, good decision makers, with strong self-esteems, is at the heart of our mission as JLG members. I commend the co-chairs and committee members of PositivelyMe! for executing a successful 1st session virtually under the most difficult of times. Thank you!” Clarena McBeth, JLG President.

A total of four more virtual sessions are planned for this year, taking place on February 20th and March 27th. For more information on how to be added to the waitlist, or to be notified about next year’s sessions visit: www.jlgreenwich.org/positivelyme.