Middle School graduate holding certificate of completion

Celebrating Middle School Graduates!

June 2024

Graduating from middle school is no small feat! After school wrapped up this month, 8th grade participants attended an overnight retreat to celebrate their huge accomplishment and begin preparing for high school.

Participants talked about the new expectations and responsibilities that will come with their transition into high school and made goals that will help them be successful. “It’s important to get out of your comfort zone so you can learn new things and meet new people,” one participant shared. 

“I am going to make sure I am organized right away so I start off on the right foot,” another added.

Because participants attended from middle schools across Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, they were able to make connections with future classmates that will help them feel confident on their first day of 9th grade in the fall. In the meantime, participants are looking forward to Girls Group’s summer programs that will continue to help them prepare for a successful transition.