By the time girls get to high school, only 24% say they are happy with the way the are. ROX is changing that.
United Way is excited to bring this empowerment program to Knox County girls. ROX is facilitated by licensed school professors who have completed a 22-hour program in order to implement ROX in their individual schools. Michelle Mann, social school worker at Centerburg Elemetary rolled out the program in October, 2015 for a group of 5th grade girls. Danville, Fredericktown, and Mount Vernon Schools will be joining our efforts in 2016.
Ms. Mann shared an exercise about the group identifying things that are important to them personally and then further discussed empathy and walking in other's "steps." Here is what one of the girls shared: