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Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA

by 4GIRLS Organization
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA
Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA

Summary

4GIRLS will conduct two workshops in 2019 in Southern California, bringing together middle-school girls from diverse backgrounds and experiences for a weekend of inspiration and empowerment. This workshop is structured around the theme "Resilience." Subject matter experts will fill the workshop sessions engaging the girls in the topics of goal setting, leadership skills, health, body image, bullying and self-defense. We offer quarterly empowerment events to reinforce the workshop theme.

$50,000
total goal
$23,629
remaining
132
donors
4
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Middle school is a difficult transition period for both boys and girls. However, studies show that girls are more likely to struggle during this time, particularly when it comes to self-esteem. And, girls with low self-esteem often make poor choices and engage in negative and potentially life-altering behaviors.

Solution

4GIRLS equips middle-school girls with the knowledge and tools to help them make good life choices. Through a combination of activities, instruction and mentoring, this program teaches girls to view themselves as inherently powerful, valuable and beautiful. Feedback about the benefits of the program from both the girls and their parents or guardians has been overwhelmingly positive - "Thank you so much for giving me a whole lot of life lessons. This makes me stronger and confident."

Long-Term Impact

When girls are inspired, they are motivated and stretch their goals and challenge themselves, which leads to accomplishing some extraordinary things. When girls are empowered, they make better life choices, which leads to better life outcomes that benefit not only them, but also their future families and communities. In 2019, this project will inspire and empower approximately 250 middle-school girls, benefitting them directly and benefitting numerous others in their lives indirectly.

Resources

http:/​/​www.inspiration4girls.org/​
4GIRLS Organization Website
4GIRLS Organization Facebook Page

Organization Information

4GIRLS Organization

Location: Long Beach, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @4_GIRLSorg
Project Leader:
Maria Gugerty
Long Beach, CA United States

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