Navigating the modern world can be difficult for anyone, but being a young girl in 2015 can be particularly stressful. Advertisements are everywhere with the goal of selling personalities to girls through the clothes they should wear, the material possessions they should own, and the physical image they should emanate.
In an age where technology rules the world, it can be difficult to sort out the good from the bad. We have already discussed the effects of a world dominated by social media last summer, but there are many other factors that play into the susceptibility of young girls.
One of these outdated trends focused the types of careers women should hold. In the past women in the math, science, and engineering fields were unheard of, even frowned upon. Women who took these rare positions would be harassed and treated differently regardless of merit, experience, or capability. In 2015, we’re starting to see a forward movement, but we’re not there yet.
Here at Greenbrier Academy for Girls we encourage our students to pursue whatever subject they’re interested in from geography to chemistry. We believe with the right educational guidance and emotional support any girl can graduate to the field of their choosing. To find out how we can help you find the right path, please get in touch with us.