Worcester Country School’s “Girls Mean Business” program’s purpose is to encourage girls to realize that they can succeed in fields traditionally dominated by men. Beginning at the middle school age, a decline in interest in mathematics, science, and technology is often seen among girls. This is the age during which girls experience problems with teamwork because of difficulties with peer relationships. “Girls Mean Business” attempts to tackle the problems of the middle school age girl by stressing teamwork, sharing knowledge, and setting career goals.
Girls are encouraged to set goals and to work hard in all school subjects. Through the GMB project, the girls have matured and they have taught their school and community that girls can be and will be leaders in fields such as mathematics, science, business, and technology.
Submitted by: Dr. Merle Marsh