Julia Smith is known for her enthusiasm for helping girls and teens understand and navigate their social worlds. Julia has been a facilitator for the Institute’s Be REAL program and has worked with children and teens in various educational and therapeutic settings. “My strong belief is that girls should aim towards a connection to their authentic selves, voices and friendships with empathy, hope and laughter.” She encourages these strong relationships as they are the bedrock for healthy living within ourselves and in our community.
Sara Hulan uses creativity and imagination to support girls and teens through social conflict resolution and friendship building. Sara is an experienced and engaging facilitator. She has co-led the Institute’s Be REAL program. In addition, she has spent many summers as a camp counselor and teacher’s assistant encouraging campers and students to be their best and reach success. “I appreciate the practice of mindfulness and emotional regulation as they relate to relationship building and friendships. These practices enhance friendship quality.”