DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s division of teacher education will host a five-week youth academy for young adolescent girls between the ages of 12-16 at the Northtowne Mall, Defiance, beginning June 19. T-RUTH Academy for Young Adolescent Girls is a program that serves young girls in the Defiance community by providing them with opportunities to improve and enhance their reading and writing skills.
Through this program, participants will work within a structured reading/writing program to develop interpersonal and academic skills that will enable and empower them to become productive and caring young girls in their community. The overarching theme of T-RUTH is to teach reading and writing to young girls while engaging them to reach their highest academic potential, guiding them toward self awareness and understanding, leading them on a path of discovering their truth and empowering them to build community with humility to serve others.
In this five-week program, participants will meet every other Friday from 6-8 p.m., June 19 through August 14 in the Community Room at the Northtowne Mall. Each participant will receive a book, diary and mystery gifts presented at each session. The culminating activity of this program will be the presentation of each participant’s work in the form of a bound memoir.
Furthermore, if the participants meet program guidelines, they could be eligible for a $20 gift card, free movie passes, or selected to participate in the Top Model Back-to-School Show at the Northtowne Mall in August. This program is free but has limited seating. Light refreshments will be served.
To learn how to enroll your child in this program, please contact program directors Dr. Sandra Golden at 419-783-2412 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Patti McCord at 419-438.2624 or by email at email@example.com.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of engagement. U. S. News & World Report ranks Defiance in the top tier of comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
June 8, 2009