by Michaela Miller
“Beauty comes from within, but this is just a way to feel better about yourselves,” said Rita Wood, Family Resource coordinator at Girdler elementary, on Tuesday at the Girl Power Club’s first meeting.
The Knox County Unite Coalition collaborated with Girder Elementary Resource center to create a Girl Power Club for fourth and fifth grade students at Girdler. The club’s mission is to enhance girls’ self-esteem by teaching empowerment, promoting positive behavior, enhancing social skills, and improving academic performance.
The Girl Power Club’s first session called “I am Beautiful”, involved teaching the girls how to do hair and makeup. Kristy Cole, from Sheer Vixen Salon, donated her time and skills to teach some of the girls.
Cole used an airbrush foundation on the girls and taught them how to create a natural look for their face. She also curled and styled hair, and showed the girls step-by-step techniques.
The club will continue to meet on the following days from 12:45-1:45 p.m.
- April 23- Money Management
- April 27- Field Trip-Presentation-“I Am Someone”
- April 28- Making Informed Decisions- Use of Social Media
- May 5- Etiquette and Nutrition
- May 7- Anti-drug Presentation
- May 18, 6-8p.m.- Cotillion Class at Union