Kent Place’s celebration of International Day of the Girl’s (KPSIDG) mission is to educate our community and to help galvanize enthusiasm for initiatives to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential. Consistent with the United Nations when it designated a day for International Day of the Girl, KPSIDG believes that the empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights.
Girls Day 5K | Saturday, October 14, 2017
WHAT IS GIRLS DAY 5K? It's a timed 5K run hosted by Kent Place School and followed by a student-led festival with activities centered around International Day of the Girl. Proceeds will benefit BlinkNow, an organization that provides support for girls and women in Nepal.
SCHEDULE OF THE DAY - RAIN OR SHINE! 7:30 a.m. - Registration for 5K Opens 8:30 a.m. - 5K Begins 9:45 a.m. - Opening Program 10:00 a.m. - Festival 12:00 p.m. - Festival Ends
WHO IS INVITED Open to all members of the Kent Place community as well as the general public.
WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE? The event takes places on the Kent Place campus and the surrounding streets of Summit for the race course. The course will be timed by Compuscore. Click here for the course map.
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 19 December 2011: Recognizing that empowerment of and investment in girls, which are critical for economic growth, the achievement of all Millennium Development Goals, including the eradication of poverty and extreme poverty, as well as the meaningful participation of girls in decisions that affect them, are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights, and recognizing also that empowering girls requires their active participation in decision-making processes and the active support and engagement of their parents, legal guardians, families and care providers, as well as boys and men and the wider community,
1. Decides to designate 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to be observed every year beginning in 2012;
2. Invites all Member States, relevant organizations of the United Nations system and other international organizations, as well as civil society, to observe the International Day of the Girl Child, and to raise awareness of the situation of girls around the world; United Nations Resolution 66/170
The BlinkNow Foundation’s mission is to provide an education and a loving, caring home for orphaned, impoverished and at-risk children. We also provide community outreach to reduce poverty, empower women, improve health, and encourage sustainability and social justice. The Foundation fulfills its mission by providing financial support and management oversight to the Children’s Home and Kopila Valley School in Surkhet, Nepal. For more information check out their website: www.blinknow.org.
After the 5K, please join us for a festival in honor of the International Day of the Girl. The festival will consist of many interactive booths with the goal of educating the community about a variety of topics relating to girls around the world. These booths, as well as a few formal workshops, will be student led.
In theater, you have to be brave. You have to be daring, and willing to fall. Because falling is how you emerge, and how you move forward. –Bob Pridham, Theater Department Chair
CELEBRATE YOUR BRAINY SIDE.
Here at Kent Place there’s nothing uncool about wanting to learn. Listen, I’ve been here for 12 years and I still hop up and down with excitement when it’s time to start a new unit. –Carol Gordon, Upper School Dean of Students and English Teacher
DO THE HANDS-ON WORK.
There’s a real commitment to STEM work here. In Algebra 2, everyone has to do a disease project to see how logarithms affect epidemiology and how fast a disease spreads. In physics class we didn’t just learn about energy, we actually built a roller coaster. We learn how applications of what we’re doing apply to everyday life, which makes the work that much richer. –Ivana, senior
DON’T LIMIT YOURSELF.
I definitely thought twice about taking AP Calculus. I knew it was going to be tough, and it was. But my teacher was so willing to meet after school, hold study labs for the entire class… I have never, ever been so prepared for an AP exam. –Mary, senior
DON’T THINK YOU’RE GOING TO GET A LABEL.
There are no jocks here at Kent Place, no science geeks, no theater nerds. Last month a varsity athlete went to sing at the Vatican. Everyone here has some unique quality — and they’re amazing at what they do. –Claire, senior
GET READY FOR RIGOROUS WORK.
And multiple extracurricular activities. Busy days, and a few late nights. But through it all, don’t lose your sense of fun. –Alessandra, junior
IF YOU WANT TO GO TO THE COLLEGE THAT'S PERFECT FOR YOU, COME TO KENT PLACE.
Simply being a student here is outstanding preparation for college and beyond. But we're certainly here to help with the rest — essays, test prep, whatever our students need. -Jennifer Simpson, Director of College Advising
KPS alumnae are amazing. I met one alumna after a math and science panel who works in retail architecture. That made me think about a cool way to combine two of my interests — math and fashion. –Amber, junior
SOLVING PROBLEMS IS A JOURNEY, ENJOY THE RIDE!
In the Middle School we do a Science Expo—either two or four people work on a science project for a couple of months and then present it to the entire class. We go into some in-depth projects and it’s incredible what we learn along the way, and how willing our teachers are to help us through the tough parts. –Toni Ann, eighth grade
SPEAK YOUR MIND.
Every girl here learns from an early age how to speak up and speak to adults. You never feel silly raising your hand, and you’re given lots of opportunities to speak publicly. I’m never shy about saying what’s on my mind. –Vittoria, fourth grade
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR ETHICS PROGRAM.
I have friends in both public and independent schools, and I don't know anyone else doing work like we do in Ethics. There's a Bioethics symposium and an Ethics Bowl, and it really helps me make decisions at school and even just on the weekends, in life. -Laura, eighth grade