Margaret's Place

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  - Margaret Mead
About Margaret's Place
 

Founded in 2002 by Joe Torre and his wife Ali, Margaret's Place provides schools with a counselor and a safe space for students to come and talk about issues that matter to them.  Here at BASE, the Margaret's Place Social Worker, Ms. Boyter, provides individual and group counseling, classroom workshops, trainings for staff, school-wide anti-violence campaigns, and much more.  Read on to find out how you can get involved! 

Margaret's Place Provides... 
 
A Safe Space
Margaret's Place is a safe place for students to be themselves.  The room is open during lunch and many other times for students who have free periods.  Come relax, play a game, and hang out with friends. 
 
 
 
Peer Leadership
A group of students called Peer Leaders represent Margaret’s Place and help spread the word about healthy relationships and non-violent conflict resolution.  As a Peer Leader, students have the opportunity to be activists by  educating their peers and engaging in service projects in school and in their community. Peer Leaders meet once a week.  Membership is through application and interview.  Talk to Ms. Duvallto learn more.
Pictured:  Peer Leader visit to the Kings County DA's Office during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

 

 

Counseling

Ms. Duvall provides individual and group counseling to students for a variety of issues, including peer and dating relationships, family issues, problems at school, and much more.  You will need a pass from your teacher, or stop by during passing to set up an appointments.

 
Knitting & Sewing Club
Interested in learning a new skill while relaxing
withother students?  Join knitting club!  Past projects
have included scarves, hats, pillows and quilt making.  No prior experience necessary!
 
 
Women and Men of Strength Groups
These groups are open to students interested in connecting with their peers, making friends, discussing important issues, participating in art projects and trips, and learning more about themselves in the process.  Talk to Ms. Duvall to get more info and get involved.
 
ALSO Service Projects, School-Wide Anti-Violence Campaigns,
Classroom Workshops and MORE! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Have something on your mind?  You can set up an appointment or stop by Margaret's Place to talk to Ms. Duvall
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    For more information about Margaret's Place, visit www.joetorre.org
      
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