Coastal Studies for Girls welcomed the pioneer class of thirteen extraordinary young women and their families on Sunday, February 14th. Students arrived by car, bus and a red-eye flight from the west coast. Their hometowns range from Freeport, Camden, Manchester and Vinalhaven, Maine; to Boston, Massachusetts; Queens, New York; Charlotte and Poultney, Vermont; Westport, Connecticut; Owings Mills, Maryland; and Los Angeles, California.
As girls unpacked and met their classmates, families had an opportunity to talk with faculty and staff and to socialize with other parents and friends. Executive Director Pam Erickson warmly welcomed everyone in a big "circle up" - a CSG tradition - and thanked both the girls and their families for being pioneers in this new endeavor. She gave thanks for all the people who helped nurture the vision to provide girls with a safe place to grow, explore and dream. Faculty and staff also introduced themselves and shared their hopes for the coming semester. After a delicious home-cooked turkey dinner, students settled down for their first night in the newly-renovated farmhouse. Under Monday and Tuesday's sunny skies, students participated in morning solo reflections, team building activities, and tidepool explorations. Today classes kick off the fast-paced academic semester ahead.
Visit their website www.costalstudiesforgirls.org.
We have some great new pictures from Whistler.
That is one beautiful mountain....we are talking major vertical -- 5,280 feet -- or one mile high. There are some breathtaking views for all to see.
Thank you to Denise for sending the pictures -- how about those shirts Also, one of those women had twins! Skiing is such a great sport -- these women were skiing in Canada. Soon the Be a Girl Board is heading to Utah (next Wednesday) to ski at Solitude. Maybe one of these days we will make it to Whistler,meanwhile -- it's nice to see people enjoying the mountain nd wearing their shirts.
GO RED SOX GO! We State of Mainers are cheering for you.
Big Poppa, Manny, Beckett and Wakefield will take us all the way!!
Fenway Park -- Here we come!
(Oh, you poor unhappy Yankee fans)
AND Please don't forget to look into the stands.....because somewhere out there are four women in their Ride LIke a Girl, Kick Like a Girl and Ski Like a Girl T-Shirts -- great representatives of Be a Girl Today.com, and Boston Red Sox Fans!
Fall - 2007
It's been exactly one month since I left Paris, and I've had sometime to reflect upon my experiences. I am an International Business student at Northeastern University. Our program is unique because we study at a local university for a semester and then we have to complete a 6 month internship. It was particularly exciting because I had never been to Europe before. I packed my life into two bags, including of course, my pink Ride Like a Girl and blue You Wish You Could Ski Like a Girl t-shirts! I said goodbye to my family and friends and boarded a plan to France, ready to embark on one of the most interesting years of my life.
After two weeks of back-packing through Bulgaria and Greece, I began my year in France studying in a town called Reims, which is about 45 minutes East of Paris on the TGV. Reims is know for it's beautiful cathedral, and it is the mecca of champagne production. It is home to the houses of Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot and Louis Roederer, the maker of Cristal. Classes were pretty hard because they were all in French, but we survived and made lots of friends from all over the world, including Mexicans, Australians, Italians, Germans, Spanish, Irish, French and Dutch.