I volunteered with an on-campus group called Strong Women Strong Girls for two semesters, and would love to still be involved if I had the time. The group consists of about 30 female Duquesne students and they provide after school programming in five schools and sites around the city. Fourth and Fifth grade girls attend programming, which meets once a week throughout the year. Each after-school session consists of games and crafts for the girls, as well as self esteem and skill building activities.
I looked forward to mentoring each week. Although I was worn out from my classes and school work, the girls were always so excited for Strong Women Strong Girls that their energy was contagious.
As a warm up exercise, each person would share a “peak” and “valley” from the week: your peak being something positive that happened this week, and your valley being something not-so-good that happened.
This week, my peak that is that spring break is so close I can smell it! It seems like everyone needs a break right about now.
My valley is that I had a pretty stressful week, with two midterms and lots of homework.
Although Duquesne is a relatively small school, there are tons of on-campus groups that students can get involved in. Whether you are interested in mentoring young girls, riding a bike, writing for the newspaper, or playing an intramural sport, there is a group on campus for you!
To learn more about Duquesne’s many student groups, visit Duquesne’s student activities website at http://www.studentactivities.duq.edu/studentorgs_list.htm.
To learn more about Strong Women Strong Girls, go to http://www.duv.duq.edu/addlResources.html.