James Madison University

Mosier Fellowship Lecture

PHOTO: Camp ActivityOn December 3, 2009, Drs Michele Kielty and Renee Staton presented, “The Girls Leadership Experience Camp” which they created and directed with funding from the Mosier Award. The camp’s purpose was to promote self-awareness, healthy lifestyles, and interest in science and technology for rising 6th graders from low-income families who have the potential to become first generation college students.  Under the direction of the two faculty co-leaders and JMU undergraduate and graduate students, 16 girls from local schools attended the first camp (Summer 06) and 26 in the second camp, held this past summer. The campers participated in art, drama, movement, science education, and psycho-educational activities. Follow up data indicated that the camp met its objectives and the student counselors, who received course credit for their training and leadership benefitted from their participation as well. The Department of Graduate Psychology is proud of this exemplary action research, meaningful community service, and excellent teaching!