IOY’s Girls Elite Program
Enriching lives through empowering the mind, body, & soul
GIRLS Elite is a multi-faceted girl preparation and empowerment organization. It focuses on preparing girls beginning at age 9 with the tools needed to become successful personally, emotionally, academically, professionally, and socially.
GIRLS Elite believes that when given the skills to tackle the problems girls face in their everyday lives they will overcome obstacles, put forth great effort and become the socially responsible, culturally conscious adults that we all strive to be.
Girls Elite OBJECTIVES:
To empower our community through educational and mentoring programs, dance exercise classes, workshops and demonstrations, plus community events and more. We utilize research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. Major programs address the STEM field, math and reading education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation. [Picture: the Girls Visit Judge Garner and the Gadsden County Courthouse to learn about futures in law, citizenship, and more.]
The program is undergirded by 4 comprehensive cornerstones:
|1. SELF||2. FAMILY|
|Self esteem, self respect, balance of emotions, physical and mental health, spirituality, self preservation, abstinence||Communications, respecting authority, understanding the importance of relationships|
|3. ACADEMICS||4. COMMUNITY|
|Goal setting, homework assistance, career choices, math, science, career preparation, technology||Volunteering, cultural competence, giving back, civic duties, mentoring, environment awareness, social responsibility|
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
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