Recently, Shaun Robinson, Emmy award-winning journalist, philanthropist and activist, visited Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy (SJPIICA) to speak to a group of middle school girls about realizing their potential and their capabilities.
Shaun's empowering message encouraged our students to use their voices and be true to themselves. She discussed the importance of avoiding peer pressure, handling social media bullies, setting goals, and not allowing disrespect from boys.
As an advocate for women, Shaun is also the creator of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls, helping girls and young women access opportunities needed to succeed. SJPIICA was given this opportunity thanks to Honor Roll member Ally McDonald, who serves on the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls board.
“We believe that we can help reduce the inequities that girls face by focusing on solutions that break down barriers. Once those obstacles are reduced, she can set forth on a path of endless possibilities,” Shaun said.
Inspired by Shaun’s encouraging words, students presented Shaun with a special SJPIICA sweatshirt, usually reserved for graduating 8th graders.