Empowering girls, building confidence: National program grows in the local school district
LANCASTER – Growing up in today’s world can be confusing. Problems like fashion, school and dating are exacerbated by social media and the internet. It can be a difficult time to find one’s voice, but an organization in the school is helping girls find that voice.
For Shauna Bailey and Ella Clum, freshmen at Lancaster High School, it has been a little easier thanks to their time in ROX.
ROX stands for Ruling Our eXperience
, a nation-wide program based in Columbus. The non-profit organization conducts studies on a variety of topics, like how confident the girls feel or how comfortable with their appearance they are. With the data from those studies, the administrators at ROX design exercises to boost confidence and understanding.
“It helped me get through middle school, especially as we were getting ready to go to high school. It was super helpful to get a confidence boost and to be able to look at yourself more,” Bailey said. “Plus, we made friends with people we hadn’t thought we would. Like, we’d see each other in the hallways, but before ROX, we didn’t really talk to each other.”