Krista L. Dietrich | May 02, 2014
On April 12, 2014 the Junior League of Tampa’s Girl Power Project presented a workshop focusing on the important topic of The Power of Expression to the young women currently residing at Joshua House. The event focused on the power of expression through poetry and theatre, to help the girls address their emotional intelligence, develop effective communication skills, and explore different outlets to cope with their stress and anger. Jessica Muroff, from Frameworks (www.myframeworks.org) started the program off with a vibrant discussion of Emotional Intelligence. She then took the girls through a poetry writing session which allowed the girls to create some wonderful poems. Angela Ardolino and David Estevez, of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, took over the last half of the program which focused on Theatre and The Power of Expression. Angela and David took the girls through several types of acting lessons which showed the girls different ways of expressing themselves. These skills will prove very valuable to these young women as they mature into expressive adults.
Next month’s theme will be Our Power Together. This event will focus on inner beauty and inner power. The girls will receive primping and pampering from the J.Joseph Salon.
About the Girl Power Project
This year the Junior League of Tampa introduced a new project, Girl Power. The mission of the project is to promote literacy, scholarship, nutrition, and positive self-image to young women in foster care currently residing at Joshua House. One Saturday each month Junior League volunteers will present a different themed event to present to the young women of Joshua House. The goal of the project is to improve the life of the young women by showing their lives can improve for the better and that their past does not dictate their destiny, to increase opportunity for academic success for at-risk students, and to decrease the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system by reducing the economic and social cost of juvenile delinquency and helping prepare youth to become productive tax-paying adults.