High School Girls* NON-FICTION

Our World, My Voice

Self-reflective writing on global issues for high school girls*

In an increasingly complex world, this program offers girls a safe space for both introspection and connection, reflecting upon current events while clarifying their hopes, aspirations and personal values. Every week we discuss a collection of carefully curated, female-focused, global news stories, after which girls process their thoughts through self-reflective writing. Girls are encouraged to reflect upon their unique strengths—how they can turn adversity into wisdom and struggles into service, using their "author-ity" and voice as leaders. As a result, it's also great training for the college essay process, empowering girls to tell their story in an authentic way. (Girls who write with us always write exceptional college essays!)

As with all our programs, we use the Amherst Writing Method, a methodology rooted in the belief that everyone is a writer, that all feedback be positive, and that our writing voice will continually grow clearer and stronger, the more it is validated and encouraged.

 

Instructor:  Elizabeth Perlman

  • Class size is 4-6. Each class is two hours at $90/class. Enrollment occurs quarterly (our schedule is based on the Acalanes District academic calendar) but tuition is pro-rated depending on the day you register. If your child doesn’t absolutely love their first class, we will provide a full refund. We want your child to choose writing purely for the joy of it!

  • *Girls includes all gender-expansive youth

  • To discuss the summer schedule or talk in more depth, contact Elizabeth.

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SUMMER 2021

Intuitive Leadership

Personal development and leadership training for high school girls*

This is our flagship program for high school girls. It is designed to lead girls through a creative process of deepening self-awareness, confidence-building and personal leadership, working from the inside out. Each week builds on the last, with a combination of curriculum-based instruction, writing, speaking, active listening, and group discussion. We explore topics like intuitive development, effective communication, conflict mediation, healthy boundaries, media literacy, body positivity, self-care, self-acceptance, empowered female archetypes, social activism, and feminine paradigms of leadership. Upon completion, girls receive a Certificate for Intuitive Leadership.

As with all our programs, we use the Amherst Writing Method, a methodology rooted in the belief that everyone is a writer, that all feedback be positive, and that our writing voice will continually grow clearer and stronger, the more it is validated and encouraged. 

Instructor:  Elizabeth Perlman

  • Class size is 4-6. Each class is two hours at $90/class. Enrollment occurs quarterly (our schedule is based on the Acalanes District academic calendar) but tuition is pro-rated depending on the day you register. If your child doesn’t absolutely love their first class, we will provide a full refund. We want your child to choose writing purely for the joy of it!

  • *Girls includes all gender-expansive youth

  • To discuss the summer schedule or talk in more depth, contact Elizabeth.

REGISTER FOR

SUMMER 2021

To learn more, check out our list of 7 Frequently Asked Questions, our Note for Parents, What Teens & Parents Say, our Our Commitment to Girls and of course our online blog, Pens of the Pandemic, where all our writers get the chance to become published authors. (Our next anthology, Pens of the Pandemic, will be printed this summer.) To schedule a more in-depth conversation about how we can best support your child's unique interests (and what class we'd recommend, if you're just getting started!), contact elizabeth@intuitivewritingproject.org.