Girls Circle is an inclusive after-school program for anyone between the age of 14-18 who identifies as female or non-binary. We’ll be based at Rock Point on more than 100 acres of land adjacent to Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. Girls Circle values engaging hands-on with our environment and exploring our curiosities. Our time together includes laughter, art, fire-building, nature walks, games, dialogue, yoga and meditation, community service and more, all the while cultivating a culture of gratitude together! Coming of age is a theme at this time, and participants have the chance to create meaningful bonds with others going through their teenage years. Come just as you are and join the fun!
Lauren Akin, M.S., is a musician and nature based educator. She has been working outdoors with youth since 2010. Her work as an educator is anchored in the belief that it’s possible for humans to exist in loving, ethical relationship with each other and the natural world.
As a youth educator and mentor for the past 10+ years, Lizzie integrates her background and passion into programs that support girls and young women in cultivating healthy relationships with themselves and the environment around them. Inspired by the natural world, she is curious how we as humans can grow to be more inclusive, aware, and compassionate members of it. She is in continual awe and gratitude to be working with youth and the earth!