Muse Program

Muses 2023

About Our Muse Program

The Muse volunteer program is for undergraduate students at our partner colleges (see below) who identify as a woman or a nonbinary person. 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 and all share a commitment to gender equity. 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 campus, and the Coalition Groups meet in area schools.

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 a valuable perspective on local issues impacting one’s community!

Apply to become a muse during the 2023-2024 academic year!

Colby College: Colby application link

College of the Atlantic: CoA application link

University of Maine at Orono & other Bangor area colleges: UMO & Bangor area application link

University of Maine at Farmington: UMF application link

University of Maine at Machias: UMM application link

For more information, please email our School-based Program Coordinator, CJ, 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 Hardy Girls Muse
Colby College