The young women packing snacks Thursday were chatting and having fun but also focused on their task of helping the homeless.
The seventh-graders at St. Paul’s Washington Technology Magnet School are part of a girls’ empowerment and leadership group that began this school year.
St. Paul police officers Phuong Chung and Annie Baumgart started the group for girls who are at a pivotal time in their lives; seventh grade can be difficult for anyone, but especially girls. The program also highlights what school resource officers say they see as their roles in schools: keeping them safe by building meaningful connections with students.
Pioneer Press, 4/13/2018