One Circle -- a collaborative project of the Worcester Youth center, the Latino Education Institute/ Worcester State University and Plumley Village --is an arts and leadership initiative serving 80 girls (ages 10-14) from Worcester each year for three years. The Latino Education Institute program meets twice a week for two hours at Worcester State University and provides girls with skills proven to enhance their self-esteem, communication, education, healthy relationships and increased self-confidence through self-expression and creativity in the arts. One Circle uses the research based Girls Circle Curriculum that is based on structured support groups for girls ages 9 to 18. This curriculum is utilized nationwide in a broad spectrum of settings. The LEI One Circle units provide girls with a safe environment to explore elements of self-identity, understand external factors that impact the girls’ vision of themselves and practice self-confident behavior. In addition to programming offered by each collaborative partner, leading art institutions in Worcester provide tailor-made art experiences designed to enhance self expression and strengthen identity.
Students will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm throughout the academic year. If you need further information for the program please contact the following.
One Circle is funded in part by the Daniels Foundation.
Phone: 508-789-6507 x 109