What is the Muse Program?
Volunteers from Colby College guide and participate in Girls’ Coalition Groups. Trained and recruited by Hardy Girls Healthy Women, the students utilize the From Adversaries to Allies curriculum to foster coalition. Muse-ing includes a weekly commitment to a group, as well as three additional check-ins or trainings each semester.
Why participate as a Muse?
As a result of learning from the girls and other Muses, some have changed career paths, forged new community relationships and gained perspective on community issues.
Who are Muses?
Students from Colby College who are committed to standing with girls. These students come from a wide range of academic disciplines with Colby. Muses work in pairs or groups of 3.
Where does Muse-ing happen?
While all Muse training happens on Colby’s campus, the majority of time is spent in local schools in surrounding communities.
When do Muses participate?
Muses generally meet with their coalition groups once a week, either during lunch time or before the school day starts.
How you can help.
Anyone enrolled at Colby can be a Muse! Reach out if you are interested. Coalition groups are centered around the girls but, of course, Muses get a lot out of the experience as well. There is so much to learn from the young girls, and spending lots of time with a co-Muse is incredibly rewarding.
For more information, please email Sarah Lentz, Program Coordinator.
Hardy Girls Healthy Women takes girls* seriously through year-round, statewide programs that put the power in their hands to challenge a society that ignores their brilliance. We dare adult allies to join us in standing with girls.
* self-identifying girls and gender expansive folks.
“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!”