girls http://nhpr.org en Empowering Girls With Power Tools http://nhpr.org/post/empowering-girls-power-tools-0 <p><a href="http://www.girlswork.org/" target="_blank">Girls at Work</a> empowers girls by putting power tools in their hands, and teaching them how to use those tools. The girls build tables, sheds and bookshelves, but learn bigger lessons along the way. Hollie&nbsp;Brenton, 18, has worked with the program for ten years and says it has changed her life.</p><p></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:34:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 43971 at http://nhpr.org Empowering Girls With Power Tools Empowering Girls With Power Tools http://nhpr.org/post/empowering-girls-power-tools <p><a href="http://www.girlswork.org/" target="_blank">Girls at Work</a> empowers girls by putting power tools in their hands, and teaching them how to use those tools. The girls build tables, sheds and bookshelves, but learn bigger lessons along the way. Hollie&nbsp;Brenton, 18, has worked with the program for ten years and says it has changed her life.</p><p></p> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 32282 at http://nhpr.org Empowering Girls With Power Tools It's All About the Locker Bling http://nhpr.org/post/its-all-about-locker-bling <p>There's a new trend in locker bling, as <em>The New York Times' </em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/nyregion/locker-decorations-growing-in-popularity-in-middle-schools.html?pagewanted=all"><strong>Elissa</strong><strong> Gootman </strong></a>explains. But is the trend frivolous, or kind of awesome?</p><p>Special thanks to <a href="http://lockerlookz.com/">LockerLookz</a> for lending us some bling to try out in our workspace lockers, and to intern Emma Ruddock for giving our office a bit of middle school pizzazz.</p><p><em>Photo gallery&nbsp;by Emma Ruddock for NHPR</em></p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:57:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 12260 at http://nhpr.org It's All About the Locker Bling When Young Girls Grow Up Too Fast, Keep Them in Ballet Class http://nhpr.org/post/when-young-girls-grow-too-fast-keep-them-ballet-class <p>Parents of girls dread the moment when freckles and flats first make way for lipstick and heels - when soon-to-be-teen girls start flirting with adult styles and sensibilities.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.psmag.com/culture-society/too-sexy-too-soon-not-if-you-hang-out-at-the-barre-43407/">A new study </a>reveals there&rsquo;s one activity that might help shelter young girls from the cultural rite of sexualization for a few more years&hellip; ballet.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:19:50 +0000 Virginia Prescott 9386 at http://nhpr.org When Young Girls Grow Up Too Fast, Keep Them in Ballet Class