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Jackie Gabel works to create her mission statement at the Highland Park Public Library on July 21 during the Girls Driving to Make a Difference event. Photos Jamie Bradley/22nd Century Media
Arden Yazici (left) talks about her mission statement with Katie Kirsch, a rising senior at Stanford University.
Natalya Thakur (left), a Standford graduate, sits down to discuss a mission statement with Mishelle Cordon
Jenna Leonardo, a recent Stanford graduate, holds a group discussion with girls at the Highland Park Public Library.
Jamie Bradley, Editor
4:35 pm CDT July 27, 2015

Middle school is tough for everyone, especially young women. With the clique mentality in full force and constant determinations of what is, or isn’t, “cool” on the line, middle school can be a rough ride for some.