$1,000 Grant - “Finland Middle School Lady V.I.K.I.N.G.S.”
Lady V.I.K.I.N.G.S is an organization designed to empower young ladies in the 7th and 8th grade by providing them with the tools and support necessary to display the attributes of Virtue, Integrity, Kindness, Intellect, Nobility, Grace, and Self-Respect on a consistent basis in their school and residential community.
The Lady V.I.K.I.N.G.S started in the middle of January and concluded in May. The group met twice a month after school and was heavily supported by staff members, a 1:1 ratio. The goal of the group was to instill skills necessary to be productive members of society. These skills included social skills, conflict resolution, and self respect. Data was maintained on the number of disciplinary infractions for each student prior to the group and after being an active member in the group.
Speakers covered topics such as healthy relationships, College Life at OSU, Overcoming Obstacles, Loving Yourself, and Entrepreneurship.