Cat fights, drama, gossip. While some of us cringe at these behaviors, they’ve become normalized in popular media.
But how are reality TV and social media shaping girls’ relationship realities? Empowered Flower Girl will examine this and how educators and parents can help transform the way girls relate to one another.
As part of the 2017 MAMSE (Michigan Association of Middle School Educators) Conference, EFG will present Mentoring Girls & Inspiring Sisterhood: In the Age of Bad Girls, Housewives and Frenemies.
This year’s conference is scheduled Friday, March 10 at Swartz Creek Performing Arts Center, 8427 Miller Rd, Swartz Creek, Michigan.
Learn more about the conference and register here.
In addition to engaging more online, girls are twice as likely as boys to be victims of cyberbullying. Mentor Girls & Inspiring Sisterhood examines how role modeling and mentoring can combat relational aggression and encourage positive relationships in and out of the classroom.
Want to start a STEM program for your kindergarten class or host a financial literacy night for teens and parents in your community? If your school, community organization or house of workshop can use some extra funding to support extracurricular programming, then you should definitely check out this resource.
As a youth development practitioner, I’m always reading to keep my skill set current and relevant. Youth Today is my go-to publication for everything related to adolescents. The bi-monthly independent newspaper has a special section full of current grants.
If you need money and resources for your project, having this resource is a must.
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Across the country, students are experiencing their first day of school – some in new schools, others returning to a familiar place. No matter where they go, Empowered Flower Girl wants students to have a stellar school year, free of drama and full of enriching experiences.
Since June, we reached dozens of youth – and parents – who’ve committed to a shade-free summer. Others pledged to be drama free. We hope that this spirit of unity and positivity continue throughout the summer and well into the fall semester and beyond.
We encourage parents, mentors and educators to model good behavior on and offline. Youth are watching. They look up to the adults in their lives to provide guidance, support and advice.
Speaking of advice, here’s some for an empowered school year:
Being successful in school already takes a ton of focus and energy. There’s no need to add social media drama to the mix. Avoid the temptation of engaging in online conflict and drama. Ignore the haters and break the internet with positivity.