Dove Self-Esteem Workshop at Mitchell College Sun. 4/12

Dove Self-Esteem Workshop at Mitchell College on Sunday, April 12, 2015

New London, CT – On Sunday, April 12, students in the Mitchell College Behavioral Science Club and Psychology of Women class will present the Seventh Annual Dove Self-Esteem Workshop for girls and their adult female mentors.

“Girls face more pressure than ever to fit the stereotypically defined image of beauty: physical perfection. Through this workshop, we can help change the way girls perceive these images by engaging them and their adult female mentors in positive, thought-provoking discussions and activities,” says Behavioral Science Club faculty advisor, Jennifer Mauro.

The ninety-minute program begins at 10:30 a.m. on the first level of the Nathan Hale classroom building and is designed to promote self-esteem in girls partly through educating girls about a wider definition of beauty. The curriculum is provided by the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, and the workshop will be led by current Mitchell College students.   

Senior Liberal and Professional Studies student Sophia Haskins-Denniston shares her thoughts on the Dove Self-Esteem Workshop. “I think that every girl should have the chance to be a part of the Dove Self-Esteem Workshop. I was lucky enough to be involved as a participant and an orator. The experience was priceless from both sides. I felt like I was helping the girls open up about the pressures that they face on a daily basis as well as connecting with my own daughter. It is important that our girls know that they are wonderful, and the Dove Self-Esteem Workshop reminds them of that.” 

 “The workshop benefits students by allowing them to draw on their course-related knowledge of feminine psychology while making a difference in the lives of young girls through a community service project,” says Behavioral Science Club faculty advisor, Tara Broccoli.

The workshop is free and open to girls between the ages of eight and 12 accompanied by an adult female mentor.  R.S.V.P. is recommended. To register, please call 860-701-7719, or email It will take place in the Nathan Hale building which is located on the main campus at Mitchell College between Montauk and Pequot Avenues. Guests are asked to park on Montauk Avenue or in the Pequot Avenue lot.
About Mitchell College
Mitchell College is a small, private college that has been an invaluable resource for southeastern Connecticut for over 75 years. Mitchell’s personal, mentoring approach activates strengths in our students that allows them to achieve levels of success they may not yet have imagined for themselves. Mitchell has a strong tradition of celebrating and supporting diverse ways of learning, and is committed to the broader community through partnerships and internships. Located on a beautiful waterfront campus in historic New London, it is also home to championship NCAA Division III athletics and the Duquès Academic Success Center which includes the renowned Bentsen Learning Center.