The problem of low self-esteem is pervasive among pre-adolescent and adolescent girls in the United States. Research conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute and other organizations demonstrates that risky behavior such as smoking, drinking, unsafe sexual behavior, eating disorders, suicidal tendencies, and self-mutilative behavior is often associated with low self-esteem.

G.I.R.L.S. Leadership Program

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, G.I.R.L.S., our traditional 8-month program will be condensed and offered virtually via Zoom. Groups will meet separately for 1-hour each week for 12 weeks.

G.I.R.L.S. (Gaining Insight & Real Life Skills) e-Leadership Program (e-LP) is a 4-month enrichment program designed to build character, self-esteem, and develop strong leadership skills in girls ages 6 – 18.  The program offers interactive life-skills workshops, experiential learning activities, STEM career exploration, and group mentoring. G.I.R.L.S. e-LP aims to support girls at an early age to foster confidence and strong leadership skills.

The program meets via Zoom weekly September – December 2021 and covers topics such as:

  • Confidence, Respect & Self-esteem
  • Positive Body Image
  • Health & wellness
  • Peer Pressure – Bullying
  • Social Media
  • Healthy emotions & relationships
  • Establishing boundaries
  • Responsibility
  • STEM Careers
  • Organization & Goal Setting

G.I.R.L.S. e-LP helps girls develop a healthy self-image and feel better about themselves by providing support in a nurturing learning environment which enables them to develop essential skills necessary to face life’s challenges.


*Location: Online

Orientation – Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 7:30 PM

Program Duration: September 27, 2021-December 6, 2021

  • Thanksgiving Break- Week of November 22nd

Weekly meeting dates for each age group are listed below! Girls will also meet alternating Saturday mornings for special topics.

Program Age Group Meeting Date & Time
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Beginnings Elementary School (ages 6-11) Thursday, 6 PM
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Bridges Middle School (ages 12-14) Tuesday, 7 PM
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Beacons High School (ages 14-18) Wednesday, 7 PM

Scheduled Weekend Workshops Dates (90 minutes):

  • Saturday, October 2nd
  • Saturday, October 23rd
  • Saturday, November 6th
  • Friday, November 12th
  • Saturday, December 4th

Awards & Recognition (All groups) – Friday, December 10, 2021, at 7:30 PM

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