Thursday, July 15, 2010

College Students Hosts Girls Together

Throughout the academic year, the YWCA of Alliance partnered with Mount Union College’s Psychology Department and Alliance City Schools in a research grant to examine the types and causes of relational aggression emerging in schools at various developmental levels. The results of the research was used to help develop a training session for student care professionals that will not only relate the findings, but uncover strategies to better deal with these issues in schools. Funded by the Great Cities Great Service consortium, the project incorporates the YouthLEAD model with both middle school and college students being agents of social change.

The partnership culminated in a visit to the campus, where college and middle school students had fun building team skills and discussing post secondary education. The college students presented the girls with a book sharing their thoughts and experiences in middle school. The book incorporated the girls drawings that were made during joint activities throughout the semester.

Congratulations Helen Bosick!

Board member Helen Bosick was selected as the 2010 Fullmer Volunteer Leadership Award winner. In her nominating letter, Helen was commended for years of leadership as a Board officer and for chairing various committees including personnel and the apple dumpling booth. In addition, it was noted that she always steps up to lend a helping hand, and goes out of her way to make others feel welcomed and included. Helen is pictured with her husband, Mick and past Board President, Cindy King . CONGRATULATIONS HELEN!

Arts in Stark Funds Bookbinding Class

A group of young emerging artists learned the techniques of binding a book under the direction of local artists Nola Haiss and Haidi Haiss. This program was funded by Arts in Stark. In addition to binding a book, the participants learned about the history of paper and were treated to a homemade pizza lunch.