Princeton Empowerment Program

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Due to popular demand we are continuing with the Princeton Empowerment Program!

Open to rising 5th-7th grade girls. Open to Princeton Residents and Non-Residents.

Dates/Time/Location/Fees

Once a week, for 6 weeks, each Monday from 4:15-5:30pm @ Grover Park picnic tables, July 11 - August 15th. 

$47.00 for Princeton Residents, $97 for Cranbury & NR who attend school in Princeton 

Program Description: 

This program will encourage girls from various backgrounds and social cliques to come together in a safe place; talk about important life topics; and to break down social barriers; to encourage girls to embrace who they are and find their inner strength to spread kindness; to empower them to be a part of a supportive environment or 'sisterhood' amongst themselves and their friends.

Program Directors:

Anna Intartaglia, Sharon Vunk, & Lindsey Garriton


Anna Intartaglia: Graduating in May 2022 from Arcadia University where she is majoring in Media & Communications and minoring in Sport Management. She is a member of the Women's Basketball Team, as well as an Orientation Leader and Resident Assistant on campus. Anna has worked for the Recreation Department for the past 7 years and is very passionate about building this program. She also volunteers for a mental health organization called The Hidden Opponent. She is extremely passionate about mental health and is excited to be able to develop a program with the Rec Department to help work on confidence and team-building for young girls.

Sharon Vunk:  Sharon Vunk had been teaching in the Princeton area for 13 years at the elementary and middle school level. She has experience working with various age levels in many settings from schools to summer camps. Working in those settings, she has unfortunately seen how girls can treat each other and doubt themselves in an effort to be cool or fit in. She is passionate about helping girls increase their self-esteem and build healthy relationships. 

Lindsey Garriton: Lindsey Garriton has a Masters in Special Education and a Bachelor’s in History and Elementary Education from Montclair State University. She has been teaching for 11 years in many different grades. She has been teaching 5th grade at Johnson Park Elementary for the past 4 years. 


Financial Aid is available to Princeton Residents email Nicole Paulucci.