Peer Groups

PEER GROUPS

Statistics show that fatherless children have lower self-esteem, a greater risk for mental illness and suicide, and increased risk of depression. Young girls who do not have a healthy relationship with their father often struggle with social and emotional development. The difficulty will reveal itself in the closest relationships. For this reason, we offer two forms of groups that help give young girls the opportunity to express and resolve issues that have resonated from their fatherlessness. It also allows them to create bonded relationships with their peers in a safe and fun environment.

Enrichment Sessions (Weekly)

Enrichment sessions offer a holistic curriculum to create growth and personal empowerment with skill building themes and activities to promote critical thinking.

This program is a once-weekly curriculum, designed to create healthy well- developed girls using the Girls Circle Model. The Girls Circle model is a structured curriculum for girls from 9-18 years old. It aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.

Peer Groups/Workshops (Monthly)

This program works in conjunction with the Enrichment Sessions. Peer Groups allow the girls to be authentically themselves and to use their voices about the things that are important to them. Peer groups will meet once per month. The girls will utilize journaling and Literature to enhance the learning experience. Examples include Workshops/Girl Talk / Community Service/ Arts & Crafts/Book Club

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