Horizons at MHS

Eleventh Grade Horizons

Service to Community

Building on-site work in the sophomore year, juniors continue volunteering at nonprofits around western Massachusetts. As we develop career interests, we also assume more responsibility and take more initiative at our sites.

As our appreciation and understanding of nonprofit structures grow, we create our own mock nonprofit—applying not only what we’ve learned about the world’s needs, but also how to start addressing those needs. In the second half of the year, we develop professional application materials that we use to apply for senior-year internships— and to bolster our college applications.

Featured Projects

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  • Girls Right the World

    Girls Right the World, launched in 2016, is an international online literary journal advocating for young, female-identified writers. The student editors oversee both Sol, (the MHS art and literary magazine), and Girls Right the World. They encourage young writers far and wide to submit their work for consideration for publication in this annually published online journal. As expressed on their website, "We believe in the power of young women, sisterhood, and creativity through writing." 
  • Mira's Alliance for Philanthropic Sustainability (MAPS)

    MAPS is a girl-driven organization that aims to educate and fundraise in the Miss Hall's School community and around the world, promoting sustainable philanthropy through micro-loans, micro-grants, and contributions to similar organizations. Juniors and Seniors in MAPS often work with ninth- and tenth-graders, helping to teach their younger counterparts.

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  • Project G.I.R.L

    Project G.I.R.L. is a student-led digital storytelling endeavor that demonstrates "Gumption in Real Life," audio narratives on topics of particular interest to teenage girls.

“I love that Miss Hall’s School  teaches us more than just academics. It teaches us to go to college aware of problems in the world and ready to make a change for the better.”  - 11th grade Horizons student

Grade 11 Horizons News

Grade 11 Horizons Photos

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    Junior Horizons Presentations - 5.4.17

    Juniors set up displays throughout Linn Hall and did a great job of explaining their Horizos site work throughout the year and answering questions. About two dozen sites—schools, healthcare institutions, social service organizations, libraries, and others—were represented, and sophomores also had time to visit with the juniors and learn more before submitting their site requests for next year. Photos by Kim Kinne.

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    "411 in the 413" - 4.6.17

    MHS joined Berkshire area youth for the annual 411 in the 413 youth conference. Jayme '18 was a co-organizer through Horizons. Photos by Alison Basdekis and Olivia Kinne '18.

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