Girl's Night Out at Yale
ArtworXX Exhibit Opening, May 15, Yale Center for British Art
Horseback riding at Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center in Naugatuck has been an ongoing experience. After our initial lessons in the summer of 2014, a group of our teens have continued to ride every Saturday. This has been a great experience for all, and we encourage anyone interested to contact Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about how to get involved. Hidden Acres is a therapeutic riding center owned by Mary and Theron Simon. They are devoted to making riding a wonderful experience for children and adults of all ages.
Movie night for Teens
We really enjoyed "Girl Rising" shown at the Child Study Center. The movie is the story of nine girls who confront incredible challenges in their lives, and triumph. It's an inspiring story that reminds us how powerful and amazing girls and young women can be when they gather their resources and their courage to deal with issues in their lives. One of our friends said "if you feel strongly about something, I think you should be absolutely stubborn [about it] !" One girl from the film thought of herself as a superhero and this helped her to feel better about a terrible experience she had to cope with. We talked about the qualities these girls showed: brave, optimistic, cool, determined and hard-working.
Another friend said:
"maybe I should stand up and put myself out there...."
There's so much to think about with this movie. It's going to have a lasting impression.