The B.E.E. Club provides youth girls with the tools and resources to become organizational leaders in their schools and communities.
We aim to inspire personal and professional development for female-identified students by teaching life-skills through leadership and community engagement. Through peer mentoring, life-skills learning, youth advocacy, and community collaboration, we hope to empower youth girls to independently navigate life both inside and outside of the classroom.
The Athens-Clarke County Library was awarded a Community Catalyst grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2018 to create a partnership with the University of Georgia School of Social Work with the goal of becoming a trauma-informed library. The two-year initiative includes social work internships at the library, trauma-informed training for all staff, and the establishment of the B.E.E. Club, an after school peer mentoring group.... [more]