Countless articles, polls and reports have shown that girls are being adversely impacted by digital harassment and cyberbullying. Additionally, a 2020 study revealed that we are in the middle of a teen mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter.
Now is the time for us to come together to help our girls.
You may have been thinking of launching a girls mentoring program or youth-focused nonprofit but not sure where to start or how to engage students.
Or perhaps you already have an established program but need additional help and resources to grab the attention of potential participants, media and funders.
If either of these describe you, consider Empowered Flower Girl’s Girl World Peace Academy!
“Our course graduates are making an impact and a difference in their communities,” said Rasheda Kamaria Williams, EFG chief empowering officer and founder. “Our girls need positive role models, mentors and advocates. They need women like you.”
Make a Difference this Year!
Girl World Peace Academy is a self-guided online course + coaching for youth advocates of all backgrounds – from teachers and counselors to after-school program professionals and mentors.
This course is especially for you if:
- You aspire to make a difference in the lives of girls and young women.
- Girls in your school or community face social or emotional challenges (bullying, peer pressure, trauma, etc.) that impact their ability to thrive.
- You seek empowering and interactive tools and content that complement your current or future SEL, prevention or after-school programming.
- You can use help getting the word out about the good you’re doing (to media, sponsors and potential participants)
Questions about the course or general questions about the youth empowerment space? Book a free discovery call with Rasheda.
Enroll at https://rashedakamaria.com/girlworldpeace.
You’re probably already aware that Empowered Flower Girl is an advocate and ally for youth. We work to help young people of all backgrounds live above life’s drama to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.
But we also know how vitally important it is to serve and support girls and young women as they transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Girls across the globe face challenges – from equal access to education and capital to greater risks of digital harassment and domestic abuse.
But despite those challenges, girls are poised to change the world. They are creators. They are innovators and they are POWERful.
On October 1, 2020, Empowered Flower Girl will dedicate our social media to “Girls Who Transform the World.” We will host a live discussion via Facebook as well as highlight girls who are making an impact in their communities. We’re doing this in honor of International Day of the Girl, which is observed every year on October 11.
The International Day of the Girl campaign encourages girls to amplify their voices and stand up for their rights. This year, under the theme “My voice, our equal future,” organizations and individuals are encouraged to seize the opportunity to re-imagine a better world inspired by adolescent girls – energized and recognized, counted and invested in.
Do you know a girl transforming her community or the world through entrepreneurship, volunteerism or the arts? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we just may feature her in our She’s EmPOWERed column.
Do you want to help transform your world?
If you are a teacher, counselor or nonprofit/after-school professional who is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people, let’s connect. Seriously. Schedule your FREE 20-minute discovery call to discuss how we can help you.
BTW, Girl World Peace Academy enrollment returns September 25th. Learn more at www.rashedakamaria.com/girlworldpeace.
Empowered Flower Girl (EFG), a social enterprise on a mission to transform the way young people relate to one another and themselves, is evolving and expanding its mission after 10 years of service. Founder and chief empowering officer Rasheda Kamaria Williams announced the company will focus on building partnerships and facilitating programs that support North American schools and youth-serving organizations.
“We understand that there’s enormous pressure to not only ensure that young people are academic achievers but to also equip them with skills to be responsible citizens,” Rasheda said. “This may be challenging when also dealing with social and emotional challenges they face.”
This summer, EFG is launching Girl World Peace Academy, a self-guided virtual course that provides teachers, after-school professionals and other youth advocates tips, tools and strategies to inspire sisterhood, increase self-esteem and encourage empathy among middle and high school girls. The course includes one-on-one coaching as well as video lessons covering topics ranging from empowering 21st century girls to no-cost tools to promote your programs.
Why focus on girls?
After facilitating bullying prevention and empathy boosting programs for a decade, Rasheda has observed:
- Girls often exclude each other because they really don’t know each other.
- On and offline conflict can adversely impact classroom dynamics and student performance.
- Educators, who often are overwhelmed with conflict and drama in the classroom, may lack additional support and resources to address and solve it.
Additionally, the National Center for Education Statistics reports that girls are three times as likely as boys to be victims of cyberbullying and online harassment.
“At the end of the day, most girls actually want positive, friendly relationships with one another. However, some don’t feel confident enough to break the ice. They have a desire to create lasting bonds, but sometimes lack the tools,” Rasheda added. “Our goal is to help youth advocates breakdown barriers, build trust and develop an authentic connection with students that ultimately inspires peace in classrooms and communities.”
Learn more and register at www.rashedakamaria.com/girlworldpeace. The first individual or organization to register for the course will receive an Empowered Flower Girl swag “bag” valued at over $50.