10/18/18—Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus in Pasadena, California, was named the recipient of the 2018-2019 Moulton Student Global Citizenship Grant. NCGS co-founder Meg Moulton established this annual prize in honor of the Coalition’s 25th anniversary for a faculty-led team of NCGS member school students. The grant helps engage girls in leadership, fortify their strategic thinking, and enhance their global mindfulness by developing empathy and respect for others. The grant allows the Filipino Affinity of Mayfield Senior School to share language, cultural identity, and personal well-being and growth with underserved girls at their sister school, Maria Droste Training Center in the Philippines.
The project Filipinas in Leadership and Mutuality, led by faculty advisors Teri Gonzales and Kimberly Gomez, will broaden the student’s understanding and connection to their Filipino heritage, make them more mindful of those who are underserved, embrace mutuality and reciprocity by sharing experiences and language, and empower the students to be leaders who make a difference in others’ lives as well as their own.
Through advanced technology in the classroom, the Mayfield Senior School students will connect virtually with students at their sister school on a regular basis. Filipinas in Leadership and Mutuality will broaden the global awareness of the school community by going beyond their borders, building connections, and allowing the students at the two schools to work closely with purpose and meaning.
Student leaders from Mayfield Senior School will present on their project during the 2019 NCGS Conference, Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs on the campus of Westridge School in Pasadena, California, June 24-26, 2019.