Trades & Career exploration for middle school girls*!
Rosie’s Girls ® is a trades and career exploration program for middle school girls and gender non-conforming youth entering grades 6-8. At Rosie’s Girls, participants are exposed to a career field that is non-traditional for women through hands-on learning in a supportive environment. In addition to trades and technical learning, Rosie's Girls includes a social and emotional curriculum known as "Power Skills." This curriculum is designed to create a space for program participants to grapple with life and societal issues that are relevant to themselves, while building capacity around facing and discussing them. Rosie’s Girls also incorporates art, team building, and other fun and games. Rosie’s Girls staff is highly trained in creating a space that is both physically and emotionally safe and empowering for all, and which encourages participants to lift each other up in trying new things and taking risks.
We are excited to offer Rosie's Girls Summer Camp this year! Rosie's Girls is open to girls and gender non-conforming youth who will be entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the 2021-2022 school year.
In order to offer in-person camp and still maintain the health and safety of campers and staff, we have made some modifications to the traditional Rosie's Girls model for this year. All campers will receive an individual kit full of projects for us to complete together, in addition to empowering activities and games. Projects will be in a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) concepts that work with wood, metal, and natural resources like soil and water.
Vermont Works for Women will be hosting camp in Barre, Essex and Winooski this summer:
- Essex: July 26 – 30, 8:30am – 12:00pm
- Winooski: August 2 – 6, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
- Barre: August 9 – 13, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Please note: registration for Rosie’s Girls in Winooski is being facilitated by the Winooski Recreation Department. If you are interested in the Winooski camp, please email Youth Program Manager Caelan Keenan today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosie's Girls Camp will also be offered by schools in additional locations throughout Vermont. If you are interested in camp and don't see a location below that works for you, please contact our Youth Program Manager Caelan Keenan at email@example.com to learn more about partner sites.
*Rosie’s Girls programming, both summer and afterschool, is open to female identifying and gender non-conforming youth, including transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive youth. We recognize that young people are increasingly likely to identify outside of the binary, whether they have the language or space to do so publicly, and we want to be certain that we are providing them with the opportunity to participate in our program if they want to do so.
We strive to accommodate youth of all abilities, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you are considering participating and might need accommodations of any kind.
Summer camps are supported in part by grants and individual supporters like you. If you wish to help send a girl to camp please visit: vtworksforwomen.org/donate