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EMPOWER YOUR YEAR! 

Rosie’s Girls® Afterschool is a trades, STEM, and career exploration summer camp and afterschool program for middle school girls*. Through hands-on learning and a research-based social/emotional curriculum called Power Skills, Rosie’s Girls helps youth break down gender stereotypes, develop self-confidence, build connections, and dream big about their futures. 

Vermont Works for Women (VWW) is now partnering with schools and organizations to run Rosie’s Girls Afterschool in the 2022-2023 school year. If you are a middle school, career and technical center, or a local community organization, and would like to facilitate Rosie’s Girls Afterschool in your community, please contact Marla Goldstein, VWW’s Youth Program Coordinator, at mgoldstein@vtworksforwomen.org. 

At Rosie's Girls Afterschool, girls learn to use tools and work with materials in a variety of themes – from carpentry, to welding, to invention, and more. Power Skills lessons are interactive, group-based, and include topics like Self-Advocacy, Challenge by Choice, Healthy Relationships, and X-Ray Vision (valuing what’s on the inside, instead of outward appearances). The Rosie's Girls curriculum supports the Agency of Education's guidelines on students' personalized learning plans, a blueprint for their future careers.

*Rosie's Girls welcomes into our program anyone who identifies as a girl regardless of assignment at birth. Our programs also welcome youth who are non-binary or gender expansive who are comfortable in a girl-centered space.

Program Details

  • Session length: flexible, 60-90 minutes per week, 8-10+ weeks 
  • Number of youth: flexible, 6-10 works best
  • Partner Fee: sliding scale $150-$750. If this fee is a barrier, or you would like to run more than one session, please contact Marla Goldstein at mgoldstein@vtworksforwomen.org 

 

Program Partners Provide: 

  • Staffing and program site  
  • Participation in Facilitator Training (90 minutes) 
  • Ensure youth complete pre & post surveys which are shared back to VWW 
  • Basic project supplies (Elmer’s glue, scissors, markers, etc.) 

 

Vermont Works for Women provides: 

  • Full Rosie’s Girls curriculum of project plans, games, Power Skill activities, and weekly schedule 
  • Facilitator Training 
  • Recruitment and registration support as needed 
  • Ongoing technical assistance for the duration of the program 
  • Supplies for all Rosie’s Girls themes:  
  • Project Kits: Wood & Metal; Explore; Invent; Water & Natural Resources.  
  • Traditional RG: Build or Weld 
  • Have a project theme of your own? We love new ideas! Rosie’s Girls can work with any STEAM or trades field! 
  • Rosie’s Toolbox: a loaned bin full of all curriculum materials, posters, and “extras” for facilitators.  
     

For additional details on Rosie’s Girls Afterschool’s design for the 2022-2023 school year, please review this one-page informational sheetIf you are interested in continuing your partnership or becoming a first-time partner for Rosie’s Girls Afterschool, please contact Marla Goldstein at mgoldstein@vtworksforwomen.org.  

Rosie's Girls Afterschool Project Kits

thank you to our sponsors and partners!

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