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Graphic Design M.F.A. Program wins Grant for the Growing Girls Project

Posted 09.21.16

The Growing Girls ProjectThe Growing Girls Project has been named one of eight Sappi Ideas that Matter grant winners. The Sappi Ideas that Matter grant recognizes projects for their social impact and value as well as their design excellence.

The Growing Girls Project was developed by teams under the leadership of Jennifer Cole Phillips and Jason Mathews Gottlieb in partnership with Ann Herbert, a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The tools are the result of many Graphic Design M.F.A. contributors from last fall, including designers Brooke Thyng ‘17, Jarrett Fuller ‘17 and Andrew Peters ‘17 — project leaders who took the work of their fall teams and consolidated them into a cohesive whole in a spring independent study supported by a grant from the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Hopkins.

The Sappi grant will support the production of a smart and savvy set of puberty educational tools: a boxed hand mirror, an accordion-fold multi-panel instructional guide, a sassy interactive workbook and a companion website where girls can privately connect and teachers can access lessons. This grant will help the MICA/Hopkins team to put these fresh tools in the hands of every 12- to 18-year-old girl in Baltimore.

This page was last updated on 09/21/2016.