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All-girls group at D.C. high school aims to build confidence

By Alejandra Matos
April 30, 2017

The group, known as H.E.R. Story, is an after-school club where girls meet once a week to discuss how they are feeling, how they are doing in school and how things are going at home. They sometimes study together, plan community service events, and share snacks and juice.

Shayla Stafford, the school’s instructional coach, started H.E.R. Story, which stands for Helping Empower Regalness, about four years ago. She saw the need for a space for girls to come together, talk freely and support one another.

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