What is ROX?
Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) is the national non-profit leader on research, education, and programming for girls.
The ROX Mission
The mission of ROX is to create generations of confident girls who control their own relationships, experiences, decisions and futures.
Where we are and where we started!
Aug./Sept. - ROX will train three additional instructors, Kelly Lanci, HS Media Specialist, Beth Lewandowski, moderate/severe Intervention Specialist, and Tina Burdette, HS counselor, who will hold classes at the SMFHS
2020-2021 (Covid put a damper on our plans, but we persevered.)
Lakeview held ROX training for some of our girls.
May 1, Field of Blooms in Mantua, Rose Standish, owner, held a field to vase event and donated $25.00 from each attendee’s fees to SMF ROX.
June - ROX will train two instructors, Sarah Noviski, speech pathologist and MacKenzie Bowers, Title 1 instructor & HS girls CC and track coach, who will hold ROX classes at the SMFHS.
ROX groups for students at both Lakeview Intermediate and Kimpton Middle schools.
Instructors, Kathy Schmidt and Leslie Haynam, presented the ROX program to our Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education. They unanimously supported the program.
The ROX program receives NO money from the district and is funded through donations and fundraisers!
Feb. - held a community breakfast with community, business, and political leaders to present the ROX program and ask for support.
SMF (Supporting More Females) ROX was created as a support for the success of ROX.
SMF ROX discussed ideas and plans to continue to support and expand ROX to the high school
The Stow-Munroe Falls City School District began our ROX program for girls at Lakeview Intermediate and Kimpton Middle schools with a grant from the Summit County ADM (alcohol, drugs, mental illness) board.
Five instructors, Kathy Schmidt and Frances Penney from Lakeview, Bobbi Angely and Leslie Haynam from Kimpton, and Jen Ashton, on site counselor, from both Lakeview and Kimpton, went to Columbus to train as our first ROX instructors.
Please explore these links to find out more about who we are and what we do here in Stow, as well as information about the Columbus-based national program ROX.
The ROXHomepage: https://rulingourexperiences.com/
ROX at SMF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw-FsbPQ2L0
The ROX program explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GywgPJ0oBec&t=3s
The Girls’ Index ROX Research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQFuuD2LbUA