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. Abby, 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. Abbyl to learn more.
Pictured:  Peer Leader visit to the Kings County DA's Office during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month




Ms. Abby 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.

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. Abby 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. Abby
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