Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Social work & Public Health

First Advisor

Greg Powell


The purpose of this capstone project is to keep girls connected with other girls through zoom. Due to the pandemic, schools were closed and a lot of the girls became isolated from their peers as well as after school activities. The project addresses the main consequences of the shelter in place order which are social isolation, mental, and emotional health. The project promotes coping skills to help them stay connected and adapt to this new way of living. Adjusting to a new way of living can be hard for young girls affecting them both mentally and emotionally. This can have consequences like feeling moody and lacking interest in activities. The capstone project provided a Girls Support Group program at Taylor Farms: Learning Center for Learning. This group discusses important concepts that are relevant to the girls such as building self-esteem, self-care and a few more. The expected outcomes were to create a safe and comfortable environment for the girls to interact with each other. Overall 100% percent of the girls felt safe in the group. The findings and recommendations can be more effective if the girls group was in person to have hands-on activities for the girls.