K-12 Partnerships

  • November 10, 2022

    On the morning of Wednesday, October 26th, George Mason University professor Suzanne C. de Janasz conducted her first-ever negotiations workshop for female high school students at McLean High School in Northern Virginia. An enthusiastic audience of about 100 young women came to hear de Janasz explain why negotiation is important for women of all ages and walks of life, and how to build negotiating skills for the future. De Janasz, an organizational researcher who holds a joint appointment in the School of Business and the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, says there is a pervasive cultural bias against women who ask for what they deserve. The negative labelling begins in childhood, with terms such as “bossy” being applied to more assertive girls.

  • October 17, 2022

    More than 300 K-12 students, parents, volunteers, community leaders and partners attended STEAM Fest at the Hybla Valley Community Center in Alexandria on Saturday.

  • September 21, 2022

    Dream Catchers partnership between George Mason University and local public schools helps high schoolers envision a pathway to college.