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AHS student organizes event to encourage girls to pursue careers in public leadership

Local female politicians will speak to 6th-8th grade girls about exploring careers in government and public leadership during an upcoming, free event at Nagel Middle School on December 7th. The special event, titled "Girl Power Politics," aims to encourage girls to become more politically engaged and equipped to pursue careers as elected leaders. 

Girl Power Politics was the brainchild Anderson High School junior Anna MacLennan. MacLennan developed and organized the event with assistance from Nagel Middle School teacher Rose Arnell. 

"I started Girl Power Politics because I believe that girls--young girls especially--have a lot more political power than they realize," said MacLennan. "My hope is that through this event, girls will learn how to harness that power to make a difference in their community both now, as teenagers, and potentially in the future, as elected leaders."

For more information or to register for the event, please read the description below or review the flyer here


Calling all middle school (6th-8th grade) girls interested in learning about government and making a difference in their community! Girl Power Politics is hosting a free event for girls to explore careers in government and public leadership.  The event will take place from 9:00 am-2:30 pm (lunch provided) on Saturday, December 7th, at Nagel Middle School. 

Girl Power Politics is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to encouraging girls to become more politically engaged and equipped to pursue careers as elected public leaders.  

Through sessions led by local female politicians, girls will gain new insights into careers in public leadership. Young women from the Young Activists Coalition of Cincinnati will inspire participants to become activists in their community. The Hamilton County Commission on Women & Girls will teach girls how to get appointed to a county commission while still in middle school! Through direct interaction with current female politicians, student activists, and political organizers girls will learn how to harness their unique potential to effect positive change in their community.

In addition to sessions, girls will work in breakout groups to define political and social action steps about an issue of their choice. Girls can expect to come away from the event empowered and equipped to advocate for change, and confident in their ability and capacity to pursue a career in politics.

This nonpartisan event is open to all self-identifying girls in grades 6-8. Learn more and register for the event at Please direct all questions to Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat soon.