Tickets Now Available for ‘Guiding Girls to Adulthood’ with Lisa Damour (2/13)

‘Guiding Girls to Adulthood’ with Lisa Damour

Wednesday, February 13th from 6:30 to 8:30pm

ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Join us for a riveting evening of fresh insights, advice, and conversation with Dr. Lisa Damour, our go-to resource for all things raising girls, and leave inspired with practical strategies to help children from elementary to college realize their full potential.

We are so excited that Dr. Damour, author of the best-seller Untangled and the monthly Adolescence column for The New York Times, is back with us to share her research-based insights, advice, and personal stories with her trademark warmth, compassion, and humor. The timing is fantastic as our event is the day after the launch of Lisa’s new book Under Pressure.

Bring your spouse, your friends, your doubts, hopes, and questions. This special evening will include hors d’oeuvres and drinks (cash bar) served up with heaps of wisdom. Adults only, please.

All proceeds benefit Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School.

Ticket information

  • $30 single ticket

Get your copy of Under Pressure and support BUGS

Pre-order your copy of Under Pressure with Books Are Magic or buy the book at the event and the bookstore will donate 20% of each sale to BUGS. Pre-orders must be placed by February 9th and will be available for pick-up at the event.


BUGS would like to thank Our event sponsors


Questions? Email or Call: 718-280-9556

About Lisa Damour, Ph.D


Lisa Damour is a psychologist and the author of the award-winning New York Times best seller Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood (Ballantine, 2016) and the forthcoming Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, as well as numerous academic papers related to education and child development. She graduated with honors from Yale University, worked for the Yale Child Study Center, then received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Damour is a regular contributor to CBS News and directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internationally, and is a faculty associate of the Schubert Center for Child Studies and a clinical instructor at Case Western.

Praise for Untangled and Under Pressure

“Finally, there’s some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the bearer of that happy news. [Untangled] is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book I’ve come across in a long time.” – The Washington Post

“Anna Freud wrote in 1958, ‘There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.’ In the intervening decades, the transition doesn’t appear to have gotten any easier which makes Untangled such a welcome new resource.” – The Boston Globe

“Under Pressure is exactly what parents need and, as a mother, it helped me to relax! Damour explains the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress and anxiety. She offers a detailed, comprehensive look at how to help our daughters manage naturally occurring tension, toxic stress, and anxiety.” – Norah O’Donnell, host, CBS This Morning

“Under Pressure provides striking insight into the inner workings of the anxious mind. Filled with tips for any parent, educator, or person interested in helping our girls live and perform up to their potential, this book is a go-to guide for understanding and dealing with stress and anxiety in girls.” – Sian Beilock, president, Barnard College at Columbia University

Double your impact! Give to BUGS by 12/31 for a dollar-for-dollar match

To support our BUGS Sustainability Game Changer students, teachers, and staff, a generous donor and big BUGS fan has offered a $10,000 Matching Gift incentive to challenge us to reach our $40,000 Annual Campaign goal. Because of our wonderful Giving Tuesday donors, we only need to raise $10,000 by December 31st to achieve the match

Please consider giving to BUGS... or giving again... to help us reach our goal! We depend on support from generous individuals like you to help us provide the resources and training that ensure our students achieve their academic goals and are prepared to build a more environmental, social, and economically sustainable world.

Help Us Reach our $10,000 Matching Gift Challenge.

  • Make your tax-deductible gift at BUGSbrooklyn/donate by Monday, December 31st.

  • Encourage friends and family to give too!

  • Visit us all week on social media and "like" and "share" our posts. You can find BUGS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thank you in advance for your support of our innovative learning community!

The Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

BUGS Inclement Weather School Closing Policy

BUGS follows the DOE schools for weather closings. If the DOE schools are closed, then we are too. Please see the DOE site for closing notifications, or your local radio, 311 etc.  

We also post the closures on the BUGS website home page as soon as we know:

Re: After School.  Those closures are announced as soon as possible as well, and they follow the Mayor’s Office/DYCD decision. The After School Coordinator Valencia Kirnon will let registered families know directly by phone/email and she will post it on the website as well.  Please contact her with any questions:

En Español:

BUGS sigue a las escuelas del DOE para los cierres meteorológicos. Si las escuelas de DOE están cerradas, entonces nosotros también. Por favor vea el sitio de DOE para notificaciones de cierre, o su radio local, 311, etc.

También publicamos los cierres en la página web de BUGS tan pronto como lo sabemos:

Re: Programa de After School. Esos cierres se anuncian tan pronto como sea posible también. La Directora de After School, Valencia Kirnon, dejará a las familias registradas saber directamente por teléfono / correo electrónico si se cancelan clases y se publicará en la página de BUGS. Por favor, póngase en contacto con ella si tiene alguna pregunta:

Help Us Meet the #GivingTuesday Matching Gift Challenge

In recognition of the great work Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS) has already accomplished this year, the BUGS Board has offered a $5,000 #GivingTuesday Matching Gift Challenge. We hope you will consider supporting us on #GivingTuesday, November 27th, and show our students we CARE about BUGS. Click here to donate today!

Giving Tuesday is an international movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. It takes place right after Black Friday and Cyber Monday to remind us that there is more to the holiday season than consumerism.

“I am grateful to our friends, families and funders for helping us meet the Matching Gift Challenge. These donations help us ensure that BUGS continues to model how to take head-on the sustainability challenges of the 21st century, and engage all diverse learners to achieve their highest potential and our collective future,said Susan Tenner, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School.

Here’s how you can Help us reach the #GivingTuesday Matching Gift Challenge!

  • Make a gift at BUGSbrooklyn/donate by Tuesday, November 27th.

  • Visit us all week on social media and "like" and "share" our posts. You can find BUGS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  • Take an “unselfie” and post it with a message about Why You Care about BUGS. Please include the link to BUGSbrooklyn/donate

Thank you in advance for your support of our innovative learning community!

The Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)  organization. Donations are 100% tax deductible when no goods or services are exchanged for a gift.

Sign Up for Student-Led Subject Area Conferences! (11/28)

Hello BUGS Families, 

We look forward to seeing you at Student-Led Subject Area Conference on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018. There are no classes that day but your child is required to attend the conferences with you. Please check the Gradebook in TeacherEase before you sign up and prioritize only two appointments to sign up for in order to give other families a chance. We will make every effort to stay on time, however, if you have another child for whom you will be attending conferences, please be sure to sign-up 20 to 30 minutes earlier in anticipation of delays. 

Please see below for the links you can use to make your appointments with specific subject area teachers. On that Wednesday, you can meet with additional teachers if there is room in their schedule.

When you arrive at the SignUp Genius link, use the arrows at the top to scroll through tabs for each content area. You can also use the “Show More Sign Ups” menu to switch between grades. 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on November 28th!