The Grauer School Hosts Girls Interactive Workshop

San Diego, CA, March 28, 2015 --( The Grauer School’s Girl Rising Club will host Dr. Adria O’Donnell’s “Alpha Girls: Finding Courage and Staying True” workshop on Friday, April 17th in The Grauer School’s Great Hall. The interactive workshop allows girls to talk openly about their social stressors and provide them with more effective tools for expressing their needs and maintaining their personal integrity.

Dr. Adria O’Donnell is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in San Diego. The Girl Rising Clubs hosts speakers throughout the year. After inviting Dr. O’Donnell to a meeting earlier in the academic year, the members were thrilled when she agreed to be the featured speaker at the Girl Rising’s Club end of the year event.

The Girl Rising Club members and advisers were overwhelmingly impressed with Dr. O’Donnell’s ability to engage with middle school and high school girls and discuss sensitive issues. Divya Sriharan, a senior at The Grauer School and President of Grauer’s Girl Rising Club, is looking forward to the workshop because, she states, “If we can fix the problem at the source, we can start a movement, which will result in higher self-esteem and less bullying. Then we can focus on larger issues.”

The “Alpha Girls: Finding Courage and Staying True” workshop is open to the public with an entrance fee of $30. The workshop will be followed by a wrap-up session and dessert for both parents and daughters. The workshop will start at 6:00 p.m. in The Grauer School’s Great Hall. Parents are welcome to join starting at 7:30 p.m. for the workshop wrap-up and refreshments.

The Grauer School, a grades 7-12 private college preparatory school, is located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas, CA. Grauer is currently accepting applications for summer school. Learn more information online at or by calling (760) 274-2118.

About The Grauer School’s Girl Rising Club
Sally Grauer, Middle School Admissions Counselor at The Grauer School, and Dianne Nichols, a retired local school principal, conceived the idea for a school girls’ club while attending University of San Diego’s International’s Women’s Day breakfast in 2013. After showing the inspirational trailer for the movie “Girl Rising” at a school assembly, the Grauer Girl Rising Club was born. In its first year, the club organized a film screening of Girl Rising. The event attracted over 300 attendees and donations received were given to several non-profit organizations that support women including, Girl Rising, Room to Read, the Malala Fund and Stone by Stone.

About The Grauer School
The Grauer School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a member of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and is the only school in the region to be honored as a designated UNESCO school. The Grauer School was named one of Outside magazine’s Best 10 Places to Work in the United States in 2013. The school serves as a successful educational model for hundreds of private schools around the world through the Small Schools Coalition (SSC) established by Founding Head, Dr. Stuart Grauer.
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