Personal Progress Dreaming
Jeans, at the indispensible Young Women’s Helpsite Beginnings New, has a posted a great review of the revised Personal Progress program. Kathryn Soper uncovers the not-so-hidden-agenda behind the color of the cover.
All of which got me thinking about this post from FMH circa 2005. I think it was one of the first threads I ever participated in, a full year before we started the Exponent blog — at least it was the first one I felt invested in. Oh, the early days of the bloggernacle! You see, I liked Personal Progress (mostly) as a teen. And when I served in a YW presidency, I saw the potential — sometimes unfulfilled but sometimes realized — in this program.
So I could vent about the pink subtext or the leadership-for-future-role-as-wife-and-homemaker (which seem robotically inserted into all things YW these days). But I thought instead I’d return to the question FMH posed five years ago: How would *you* improve personal progress? What would have made it more meaningful for you? For your daughters or students? How have you modified it to meet the needs of YW in your life? I discovered, when I was in YW, that there is *always* room for creativity . . . so dream away.