Willis Jepson Middle School

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Building Bridges for Middle School Girls

building bridges with stick figures

Wednesday, March 28th 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM at Willis Jepson Middle School. Event is open to all VUSD middle school girls.


Young women in the S Club at Vacaville High School recognized the social challenges that they faced in middle school and are now offering support and mentoring for younger peers through the Building Bridges project. The premise of the event is based upon the principles of empowerment by changing personal perspective and spoken words as described in the book "Oh Shift" by authors Jennifer Powers and Mark Tucker.


The Building Bridges event for students will also feature discussions about subject that teen girls often don’t have control over, such as sexual harassment, sex trafficking, bullying as well as substance use. Tracey Lee, a licensed U.C Davis Coach and Supervisor will be the facilitator of the "Oh Shift for Teens" curriculum and will be leading the girls through an interactive empowerment workshop.


This event is open to all VUSD middle school girls. 7th and 8th grade students who wish to participate can register by calling the Willis Jepson Counseling Office at 453-6280.

Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District Published:3/26/18
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