For Youth

Be EmPOWERed Book Talk

be-empowered-rw2Ideal for middle and high school girls, Be EmPOWERed book talks are a great complement to your school’s or organization’s existing prevention programming. Award-winning mentor and author Rasheda Kamaria Williams empowers teens to move beyond bullying, drama and societal pressure to live powerfully. She shares her journey from excluded to empowered and how she got there with help from mentors, teachers, family and ultimately, herself. Learn about our Be EmPOWERed School & Community Service Learning Guide, a great companion to the book!

Chica Chat

Designed for middle and high school students, Chica Chat promotes sisterhood and transforms the way girls and young women relate to one another. Participants have the opportunity to be self-expressed, heard and understood by their peers and adult mentors in a supportive, safe and accepting environment. Additionally, girls break down barriers by participating in fun and engaging ice-breaking activities and have the opportunity to ask questions anonymously that are answered by their peers with facilitation by adult mentors.

“We were experiencing a lot of drama with our middle school girls. Our girls needed a structured and safe environment to learn and express themselves. The Chica Chat allowed them to do so. I received positive feedback afterward and even felt the climate change a bit. One girl even said ‘I actually squashed some beef from that.’ Hearing that, made me very happy.”  – A. Evans, Laurus Academy Middle School Teacher

Communicating with Confidence

Ideal for older teens and youth leaders, Communicating with Confidence builds interpersonal communication skills and confidence in public speaking. Participants learn effective techniques in networking and personal brand building as well as how to prepare for media interviews. (For girls and boys)

“The workshop was fun, informative and engaging. The girls really enjoyed the hands-on activities. We received such positive feedback from the participants. As a result of their participation, they learned new skills for communicating in a way that is persuasive and empowering.”Tonya McNeal-Weary, Young Entrepreneur Series Executive Director

Goal Setting through Vision Boards

Arts and crafts time is taken to a new level with Goal Setting through Vision Boards. Young people learn the art of positive thinking and visualization as methods for goal setting. Each participant leaves with a vision board. (For girls and boys)

Social Secrets: What Teens Should Know

Engaging and informative workshop offering tips to help teens manage their online reputation and maintain safety online. Explores how young people can avoid drama and cyberbullying as well as how they can use social media for good. (For girls and boys)

For Adults

Mentoring Girls & Inspiring Sisterhood: In the Age of Bad Girls, Housewives and Frenemies

Interactive and entertaining, Mentoring Girls, promotes the value and benefits of role modeling and one-on-one mentoring as tools to combat relational aggression and encourage positive relationships among girls and young women. We explore how adolescent development plays a key role in socialization and examine the role of popular media in shaping girls’ and women’s relationship realities.

Social Secrets: What Parents (and Educators) Should Know

Whether you call it “drama,” “beef,” or “throwing shade,” online conflict via social media is impacting the way kids communicate and relate to one another. Social Secrets, designed for parents and/or educators, explores how tweens and teens are using social media and how their online interactions impact offline relationships. Participants will learn how they can help the young people in their lives avoid social media pitfalls.

“This workshop was awesome! The parent volunteers left with a new sense of knowledge regarding social media. I encourage all parents and educators to host Social Secrets. This workshop will empower, encourage and arm you with information to help keep teens safe online.”Nasienka Francis, Tucker Middle School Parent Facilitator

** NEW ** Get Noticed: No-Cost Tools to Promote Your Program

Provides schools and community organizations no- and low-cost tools to promote programs and initiatives to prospective attendees, parents and the public. Participants learn strategies and tactics to help their program standout and get noticed (by the media and other stakeholders) on a shoestring budget. (For organizations)

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