Empower a Girl in Long Beach and Anaheim, CA

by 4GIRLS Organization
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Summary

The 4GIRLS Organization will conduct two workshops in 2016 in Southern California, bringing together middle-school girls from diverse backgrounds and experiences for a weekend of inspiration and empowerment. Examples of the topics that will be addressed by subject matter experts at the workshop include goal setting, leadership skills, health, nutrition, body image, bullying and self defense. In addition, the program will offer monthly empowerment events that reinforce the workshop theme.
$25,000.00
total goal
$10,319.00
remaining
86
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year active

Challenge

Middle school can be a difficult transition period for both boys and girls. However, studies have shown, 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 helps equip middle-school girls with the knowledge and tools to help them make good choices in their lives. Through a variety of activities, instruction and mentoring, this program teaches girls to view themselves as inherently powerful, valuable and beautiful. Feedback on 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 get motivated and tend to stretch their goals and challenge themselves, which can lead to accomplishing some extraordinary things. When girls are empowered, they tend to make better life choices, which leads to better life outcomes that benefit not only them, but their future families and communities. This project will inspire and empower approximately 200 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: http:/​/​www.inspiration4girls.org/​
Project Leader:
Maria Gugerty
Long Beach, CA United States

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