A Community Program Dedicated to the Empowerment of Young Girls.
Knowledge is Power. Educate.
The Goal of the Girls Empowerment Workshop is to empower young women through education and interactive discussions so they have the tools and resources to make decisions to create a strong, positive, involved and successful life.
Our objective is for the Girls to value themselves and be actively in charge of their lives. For the Girls to be assertive, stand up for what they believe in and know they are worthy of going after their dreams, choosing with power over their bodies, and being an active part of healthy relationships.
Girls who are empowered with personal knowledge, practiced skills and tools are equipped to make strong, positive choices and educated decisions throughout their lives.
The average age for a young person who has participated in comprehensive education such as this class to engage in sex for the first time is 18. WIthout comprehensive sex education, the average age is 13-15 years old.
An assertive girl, one who is confident, believes in themselves, speaks out for what they believe in, respects themselves and others, walks tall and makes eye contact, is 80% less likely to be the target of sexual assault.
Corporate America would like our girls to believe that their appearance is more important than who they are and what they do. We aim to change this.
- Session 1: Introduction to the Workshop
- Session 2: Health, Body Image & Self Care
- Session 3: Healthy Relationships/ Communication/Assertive Skills
- Session 4: Sexuality & Reproductive Anatomy/ Sexually Transmitted Infections/ Birth Control/ Abstinence
- Session 5: Sexual Assault/ Awareness & Prevention
- Session 6: Guest Speakers
- Session 7: Media Awareness/ Activism/ Taking a Stand
- Session 8: Campout/ Environmental Education/ Personal Safety & Self Defense
Depending on class size and other considerations, some workshops end with a wilderness trip. Girls who spend time in nature learn to be self reliant and at peace with themselves, and focus more on being present than what they look like or how others might perceive them.
We believe an educated and assertive girl is less likely to experience low self esteem, sexual assault, bullying, and many other challenges common to young people. (We define assertiveness as someone who is confident, believes in themselves, speaks up for what they believe is right, respects themselves and treats others with respect.)
All Classes will maintain: Respect for individuality and personal rights, allow for open discussion without judgment, put downs & disrespect will not be tolerated.