Girls Take Charge
West Chester, PA
9am to 3pm
August 6th - 10th, 2018
-6th/7th/8th Grade Program
Welcome to the Westtown School Girls Take Charge
Please review the information below to learn more about what to expect during the week! We are looking forward to a great one!
Remember, each year we change about 75% curriculum so our returners can enjoy new activities as well as see how they have grown in some of the program's favorite activities. Each week is the same program. Content does not vary each week.
GTC Program Overview
Regional Program Manager, West Chester, PA
Jess Protesto is a Technology Education teacher at Marple Newtown High School, currently in her 8th year of teaching. She teaches robotics, video production, engineering design, and architecture. She graduated from Millersville University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Technology Education. In 2014, she graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a Master of Science in Special Education. Jess loves learning new things to keep up with the technology constantly changing in the classroom.
Jess was extremely excited when she came across the Girls Take Charge program. She is excited to help empower girls to become self-advocates and leaders. Growing up, she wished she had known about a program like this to attend. Now, Jess is thrilled to be able to help instill confidence, self-advocacy, and leadership skills in young girls at such a critical time in their lives.
Jess was married this past fall to her husband Jack. She enjoys spending time at the beach in Sea Isle City and hiking with Jack and dog, Ferris. In her spare time, Jess enjoys woodworking and renovating her house with her husband. She has near- future plans to travel to Mexico and Italy. Jess is looking forward to working with Learning to Lead to help make a difference in girls’ lives!
“If you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”