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H.E.R. is a new initiative aimed primarily at girls between the ages of 10-18. The acronym stands for honesty, encouragement and respect. It is a new way to help girls build confidence in themselves and to begin to understand how to support each other better. In this world of social media, now more than ever before, girls are surrounded by unfair pressure to compete against, discourage and compare themselves to others and this is having a detrimental effect on their own security as individuals. It is time for girls to have an outlet to help express their emotions and begin to understand each other better. It is important to learn to be able to encourage other females and understand that ALL people need guidance and support. Finally, the fundamental premise of respect is lacking between girls of all ages and it is important that we begin to challenge this and establish good, solid relationships from an early age. Together is better.

Northern Star Academy is proud to be launching this new initiative in this years’ summer school and hope that all of the girls who attend the school will enjoy helping each other out in this supportive environment!