Friday Clubs

By Katie Loftus

This project is a glimpse into a typical Friday afternoon at Y.E Smith. Each quarter, students choose from about twenty interesting clubs a place where they want to spend their time. These clubs are a place where students can cultivate interests outside of academics, as well as foster friendships in a place other than the classroom. In this video, we focus on one club in particular, GIRLS Club. Led by Y.E Smith's guidance counselor Nicole Barton, girls in second and third grade have an opportunity to work with an incredibly inspiring woman who promotes self esteem and believing in yourself and your dreams.

I really enjoyed the opportunity to visit Y.E Smith every week. The faculty and students are so wonderful and excited to be there. The members of GIRLS Club made me feel welcomed and were so fun to photograph. I look forward to visiting the girls and Ms. Barton next semester.