|By Alejandra Wasem|
Niciera Armor was starting to take her classes more seriously. That was her “rose.” But she was also letting little things get to her, which stoked her anger and drove her to fight to control her anger. That was her “thorn.”
Armor shared her week’s highlights and struggles with a group of 12 other girls at Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School in Northeast D.C. during a recent meeting in April.
The group, known as H.E.R. Story, is an after-school club where girls meet once a week to discuss how they are feeling, how they are doing in school and how things are going at home. They sometimes study together, plan community service events and share snacks and juice.