Impact on Society
Impact on Student
by Janice Butler
by Susan Alberti
I initiated a program for adolescent girls in a residential treatment facility, ClearVision, in
Montgomery, Pennsylvania. The project helps young women in trouble with the law gain
necessary tools to re-enter society. Many residents struggle with addiction and emotional
problems, spending 6 to 9 months in treatment.
A small group of motivated Bucknell University women developed weekly workshops and activities that tackle issues confronting young women despite differences in age, class, race, religion, and schooling. Using the feminist principle of consciousness-raising, we seek to unite as women, recognizing our commonalities, differences and social factors that influence our lives.