Girl 2 Girl Program 4 At-Risk Middle School Girls

by Oasis For Girls, a Project of the Tides Center

Summary

At Girl 2 Girl, we cultivate the next generation of strong, enthusiastic female leaders! In twice-weekly workshops, girls ages 11-14 use artistic exploration to understand the world and themselves.
$11,345
total raised
136
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

It's not easy to be a 13-year-old girl in an urban city. Just walking down the street can be an exercise in sexual harassment. Overtures from gang members - both male and female - are a daily reality, and even the youth-focused community centers can be dominated by boys and young men. In an effort to protect their daughters, many parents require their girls to come straight home after school, rather than hang out, unsupervised, with friends. So if you're 13, where do you find a haven, an Oasis?

Solution

Offered after school and on school breaks, Girl 2 Girl provides arts-based projects and workshops for middle-school girls on issues that touch them every day: what it means to be a good friend, how to resist peer pressure, how to make good decisions.

Long-Term Impact

By creating a warm, trusted space, Girl 2 Girl helps middle-school girls shine! Through workshops and field trips, girls learn how to negotiate the challenges of adolescence, make safe, smart decisions, and unlock their leadership potential.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.sfoasis.org/​programs/​lifeskills.php
Girl 2 Girl On-Line Scrapbook
Your Life, Your Choice: A Girl-Produced Video
Are You in Love with the Media or Me? Video

Organization Information

Oasis For Girls, a Project of the Tides Center

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.sfoasis.org
Oasis For Girls, a Project of the Tides Center
Project Leader:
Adriana Lopez
Development Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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