Against the backdrop of a national adolescent mental health crisis, parents and caregivers are coming to Girls Leadership asking for support. Their kids are still experiencing isolation, dependence on technology, stress, and overwhelm. This heightened level of stress and anxiety is why we are taking 75 minutes on Monday, January 22, in our Raising Resilient …

Last week during a staff meeting, we played a game called “Set Those Boundaries”. It was a game co-designed with girls in our Power Lab school in New York and included several scenarios where we had to make a decision about setting a boundary to create healthier relationships with ourselves and others. The game brought …

Leadership Spotlight: Krystal Folk Krystal Folk, LMSW, is a Director of Social Work for KIPP Freedom Middle School in New York. Krystal reconnected with Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) and works part-time as a Live Support Specialist for the school’s online Master of Social Work program. She has represented the CSSW’s online campus at …

We’re back! After taking our first-ever summer wellness break for three weeks, we are back this week, and finding that work groove again. You know it was a real break when you forget what computer programs you use to do your job. We took that kind of break. This three-week hiatus was inspired by the …