Muse Program


About Our Muse Program

The Muse program is facilitated by student volunteers from Colby College in Waterville, ME. The Muses are trained by Hardy Girls staff to guide and facilitate Coalition Groups

The college students who volunteer as Muses come from a wide range of academic disciplines. Their commitment to the program includes guiding a group each week, and reserving availability for three additional check-ins or trainings each semester. Muses generally meet coalition groups in their schools during lunch, recess, or occasionally before instruction begins for the day. Muse trainings take place on Colby’s campus and the  Coalition Groups meet in schools in the greater Waterville area.

Participating as a Muse is a rewarding experience for the student volunteers. As a result of their participation in our program, some students discover and/or change their career paths. Becoming a Muse helps to build community relationships and will present valuable perspective on local issues impacting one’s community

Apply to become a muse during the 2022-2023 academic year!

Applications will be available on this page at the start of the fall and spring college terms.

How You Can Help!

Anyone enrolled at Colby can be a Muse; reach out if you are interested! Coalition groups are extraordinarily impactful for girls and nonbinary youth and Muses gain a lot from the experience as well.

For more information, please email our Program Coordinator at

“I learned a lot about how to work with younger people and how to communicate my opinions and beliefs without forcing them on people. The girls taught me how to always speak up for yourself, even if you are the minority opinion. They also gave me a lot of hope for the future, as they are incredibly aware of social issues and ready to combat them even as 5th graders!”
Former HGHW Muse
Colby College