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Alternative Spring Break 2018

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Sunday, March 11 - Wednesday, March 14, 2018
22 Bonner Scholars traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee to partner with Girls, Inc. to engage in service opportunities focused on Education.

Washington, D.C.
Sunday, March 11 - Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Bonner Office of Civic Engagement partnered with Break A Difference – an Alternative Spring Break Organization to provide 12 students with an immersive service experience in Washington, D.C. Students will go to the front lines at food banks, soup kitchens and homeless shelters, providing immediate assistance, and helping build capacity for sustained solutions to hunger and homelessness.

Annual Girls Leadership Institute

Spelman's Girls Leadership Institute

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Spelman College is committed to strengthening the pathway to higher education for students attending schools in the Washington High School Cluster of Atlanta Public Schools. Each fall, we host the Annual Spelman College Girls Leadership Institute, a signature event designed to achieve this important goal. Sponsored by the U.S. Dept of Energy and the Bonner Office of Civic Engagement at Spelman College, the Girls Leadership Institute is a day-long program designed to give middle school girls (ranging in age from 10-14 years old) hands on experiences with STEM workshops that are fun and educational. 

At the same time, we offer them an overview of Leadership at Spelman College and the chance to identify their own leadership qualities through fun and engaging activities. Our hope is that at the end of the day, girls who started the day confident in their leadership abilities and excited about STEM, will leave with additional resources in their leadership toolkit and an enhanced understanding of how they can connect to opportunities that exists within the STEM field. But that's not all.

Spelman Alumna Valerie Camille JonesWe also want to stimulate curiosity about STEM in the students who may have started the day with no previous connection to STEM and no vision of themselves as leaders -- we want every girl to leave Spelman's campus each year knowing that she has already begun her leadership journey and that there are a wide array of STEM careers -- one of which may fit into her future plans.

This year, we were honored to have Dr. Valerie Camille Jones C'2000, an award winning math educator at the Ron Clark Academy, as the Girls Institute's keynote speaker.   You can learn more about her work and the recognition she has received here:

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350 Spelman Lane S.W.
Box 1543, Atlanta, GA 30314

Campus Location
Manley Student Center, Upper Level