Princeton Empowerment Program

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NEW PROGRAM! Who is it offered to?

Open to rising 3rd-6th grade girls in Sept. 2021. Open to Princeton Residents, Cranbury Residents and Non-Residents who attend school in Princeton. 

Dates/Time/Location/Fees

Once a week, for 5 weeks, each Thursday from 6:15pm-7:45pm @ Grover Park, July 8 - Aug 5. The program will take place at Grover Park located behind Princeton Shopping Center. Drop off will take place by the restrooms. 

$45.00 for Princeton Residents, $95 for Cranbury & NR who attend school in Princeton 

Program Description: 

This program will encourage girls from various backgrounds and social cliques to come together in a safe place; talk about important life topics; and to break down social barriers; to encourage girls to embrace who they are and find their inner strength to spread kindness; to empower them to be a part of a supportive environment or 'sisterhood' amongst themselves and their friends.

Program Directors:

Sharon Vunk, Anna Intartaglia, and Victoria Dugan

 

Sharon Vunk:  Sharon Vunk had been teaching in the Princeton area for 13 years at the elementary and middle school level. She has experience working with various age levels in many settings from schools to summer camps. Working in those settings, she has unfortunately seen how girls can treat each other and doubt themselves in an effort to be cool or fit in. She is passionate about helping girls increase their self-esteem and build healthy relationships. 

Anna Intartaglia: A rising Junior at Arcadia University where she is majoring in Media & Communications and minoring in Sport Management. She is a member of the Women's Basketball Team, as well as an Orientation Leader and Resident Assistant on campus. Anna has worked for the Recreation Department for the past 7 years and is very passionate about building this program. She also volunteers for a mental health organization called The Hidden Opponent. She is extremely passionate about mental health and is excited to be able to develop a program with the Rec Department to help work on confidence and team-building for young girls.

Victoria Dugan: Victoria Dugan is a rising Sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is studying Human Development and Family Studies and Educational Studies while also involved with the Women’s Basketball team. She has been working with the Princeton Recreation Department for the last five summers primarily with the Boys and Girls Basketball camps and is excited to get to broaden her work the department! While attending the Lawrenceville School for high school, Victoria acted as a Resident Assistant (RA) in her dorm and was a two-year captain of the varsity volleyball and basketball teams. Through her experience she has learned the importance of a support system and self-esteem for young woman and is hoping that through working this program over the summer that the group will be able foster a community that empowers them to be their best selves. 

Financial Aid is available, contact Nicole Paulucci