Summer with imPACT!

We’ve been living our best hybrid life at imPACT this summer! Zoom workshops and in-person student programming made for a busy and rewarding season!

Students created vision boards as a culminating reflection on their goal-setting and envisioning workshops.

From June through August, we got back into the classroom with Project Pneuma at the Mount Royal Elementary/Middle Summer School site! imPACT welcomed Dr. Stephanie Akoumany of Bloom Wellness Lab to the team for this project. Together, we delivered workshops on engaging our mind-body connection to develop and meet our goals. From exploring how our values show up as superpowers, to creating inspirational vision boards, we had a blast getting to know these super powerful imPACT Girls!

In Zoom-land, dedicated Baltimore City Schools staff gave of their time to participate in the Elevating the Whole Girl Workshop Series. Coming from schools across the city, these educators engaged in a deep dive into turning research on the needs and experiences of girls of color in schools into tangible practices they will put into action this fall. This second cohort was just as rewarding and enlightening as the first, especially as we watched Black girls thrive in the Summer Olympics despite the systemic challenges in sports.

As a Baltimore-born company, imPACT is incredibly proud to partner with Western High School, the oldest all-girls’ public school in the nation! As students return from a large part of their high school careers in a pandemic, Western has engaged imPACT to steward an initiative in Student Voice as they rebuild their community and re-imagine “the Western Way”. imPACT had the opportunity to bring back Western graduates from classes of 1974-2001 (and play in the school’s magical Archives room) to bridge the school’s past with their future, together. We can’t wait to see the impact of this partnership in centering student voice as they lead their school into a new era.

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