Michelle talked with Sonja Gantt about ways parents can help kids transition to a new school year:
Michelle visits Charlotte Today to talk about preparing your kids for the social aspect of heading back to school:
Michelle weighs in on how much independence is enough for middle schoolers:
Michelle talks with Sonja Gantt on WCNC:
Michelle visits the Charlotte Today program:
Middle School Blues
Charlotte Magazine | July 2013
A description of the social difficulties girls face when entering middle school and how the Right in the Middle mother-daughter conference can help.
Conference Targets Girls, Mothers
Charlotte Observer | April 2013
Description of how Right in the Middle helps girls and moms tackle social changes together through the middle school years.
Programs Help Middle Schoolers Navigate, Thrive
Charlotte Observer | January 2013
History of the Athena’s Path & Hero’s Pursuit social leadership programs and their impact on bullying.
Rethinking Middle School with Athena’s Path
South Charlotte Weekly | Nov 2010
An overview of the program, with terrific perspective from Alexander Graham Middle School in NC.
Press Release Legacy Awards 2010
Leadership Charlotte | 6.08.10
For my work with local schools through my Athena’s Path & Hero’s Pursuit programs, in 2010 I was awarded the Unsung Hero Legacy Award by Leadership Charlotte. The award was given for my efforts “quietly behind the scenes for the good of the community and demonstrating leadership through dedication and service to the Charlotte-area community.”
Youth Coping Program
The Charlotte Observer | 9.24.09
The Charlotte Observer chronicles the expansion of Athena’s Path & Hero’s Pursuit into elementary schools and my effort to help ease the transition of 5th graders to middle school.
Today’s Charlotte Woman | Oct/Nov 2008
I’m a cover girl! Athena’s Path and I made the cover story for Today’s Charlotte Woman magazine, with an in depth look at the history of the program and the effect it has on girls.
Heroes are made to lead
The Charlotte Observer | 7.27.08
Before I launched the in-school Hero’s Pursuit curricula I piloted it as a summer camp. Read how these young boys experienced leadership, problem-solving, and “heroic” training.
Middle School Girls Enjoy Program
The Charlotte Observer | 2.10.08
Coverage of the program with awesome perspective from teachers and students at Mint Hill Middle School in NC.
Teen Girls Can Walk This Path
The Charlotte Observer | 1.31.08
A great write up after I spoke to 200 moms and daughters at Crestdale Middle School in NC.
I am a Femininst because….
Skirt Magazine | July 07
I was asked by Skirt Magazine if I consider myself a feminist, and if yes, why. It’s a small quote but the picture is big and cool!
Girl Power Surges
The Charlotte Observer | 5.6.07
A reporter sits in during an Athena’s Path class at Community House Middle School in NC and documents the universal need for this program.
Charlotte Weekly & WBT
I was awarded the WBT Radio Hometown Hero award for my research and development of the Athena’s Path curricula.
Charlotte Talks: Boys, Masculinity & Superheroes | 10/31/11
http://126.96.36.199/CT20111031.mp3 (Download link)
I share the radio waves with one of my work heroes, Michael Thompson, Phd., author of 8 books on child development, including Raising Cain. Listen as we discuss violence, play, superheroes, and what boys need.
Charlotte Talks: Princesses and Young Girls | 10/04/11
http://188.8.131.52/CT20111004.mp3 (Download link)
I join Kelly Finley, Professor of Women’s Studies at UNC Charlotte, and Mary Finucane, psychotherapist and author of the blog Disney Princess Recovery, to talk about whether princesses have a positive or negative effect on young girls.
Charlotte Talks: Cover Girl Culture | 08/17/10
http://184.108.40.206/CT20100817.mp3 (Download link)
I join Nicole Clark, former Elite fashion model and director of the documentary Cover Girl Culture as well as Rosie Molinary, author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance, to discuss the effect of media images on girls.