Walsh Brings ‘Teach a Girl to Lead’ Program to St. Mary’s School

On Monday, November 19, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) read a book entitled ‘Grace For President’ with first and second graders during a visit to St. Mary’s School in Ballston Spa as part of the ‘Teach a Girl to Lead’ Reading Project. The initiative, offered through Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics (CAYP), focuses on teaching children inclusivity and highlighting the need for more women in politics. The reading session gave way to a productive conversation on Walsh’s responsibilities in Albany, and why it is so important that young people are supportive of aspiring women leaders.     

“It was a privilege to share ‘Grace for President’ with such a bright and open-minded group of young people at St. Mary’s School,” said Walsh. “With the help of CAYP and the ‘Teach a Girl to Lead’ Reading Project, we are making great strides in our efforts not only to inspire the next generation of women to take an active role in politics, but the next generation of men to accept and support the idea of women in leadership roles. As a woman in politics, as well as a mother of two children who have attended St. Mary’s, I am so proud and grateful to this great school for joining us in these worthy efforts.”