Newfield, NJ; February 19, 2019 — A course designed by Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA) to empower girls and cultivate the courage and confidence necessary for them to realize their own leadership potential, is among the featured programming at the Educating Girls Symposium taking place this week in New York City. Now in its second year, OLMA’s Bravery Training course was selected by event sponsor, the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS), to be the subject of one of the breakout sessions offered to conference attendees. The session is titled, Choosing Courage: Bravery Training for Girls and will be presented by Brooke A. Coyle, Head of School and Jennifer Valore, Dean of Academics & Leadership.
The freshmen year course is part of a two-year L2T (leadership, life skills, and technology) program created to foster the competencies for girls that today’s world expects from its leaders. The conference session introduces Bravery Training and how it meets the demand for leadership programming for girls and provides key concepts and experiences that help support efforts to prepare them for the future.
“We are excited and proud to be part of this symposium,” said Coyle. “While still relatively new, this course and the larger L2T program, is already making an impact on our students. The transition from middle to high school is a big one, especially for girls who may not be comfortable speaking up for themselves. Through Bravery Training, our students are taking charge of their studies, learning accountability and how to better manage their time. Along the way, they are also gaining problem-solving skills, finding their voices and becoming leaders.”
Located on a 47-acre campus in Newfield, NJ, OLMA is dedicated to helping young women realize their dreams through challenging academics, diverse extracurriculars, and the spirit of sisterhood in an environment of achievement, empowerment, leadership, and service. For more information, visit our website at OLMANJ.ORG.
The NCGS is the leading advocate for girls’ schools, connecting and collaborating globally with individuals, schools, and organizations dedicated to educating and empowering girls. NCGS acts at the forefront of educational thought providing its member schools research on girls’ education and performance outcomes; professional development for educators to share best practices for teaching girls; networking opportunities to unite and build a community of thought leaders; and advocacy about the unique benefits of all-girls education. To find out more visit NCGS.ORG.
Pictured in top photo are students and their shadows participating in a Bravery Training exercise. The middle photo features two summer campers during Bravery Training camp last year.