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!
Emily has over a decade of experience working with children of all ages and abilities. For the past several years, Emily has worked throughout Vermont as a Nature Mentor, Chef, and Development Coordinator at ReTribe, based in Underhill. Through this work she has honed a variety of skills including leading group songs, fire-making, mindfulness practices, exploring imaginary play and fantasy worlds in the woods, identifying wild edibles, and building shelters, alters, and other structures in the woods.
Emily is passionate about teaching compassion for all beings, connecting people to the earth through their relationship with food, and using the unique curiosity of each child as a means to foster understanding of and appreciation for 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!