HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAMS

Mind & Body
 

Healthy Sexuality
 

Friendly Peersuasion
 

Sporting Chance
 

Project Bold

Mind + Body

 

Girls are given a consistent set of messages and outcomes for addressing major health issues. The initiative also provides girls with a variety of tools and resources to guide them in addressing their health-related needs. 

                          

 

About the Mind+Body Initiative:

  • Physical Activity: Every girl can find a type of physical activity that she not only enjoys, but that also accommodates her lifestyle, culture, and schedule.

  • Body Image: Girls of all shapes, sizes, weights, and capabilities have the right to feel good about their bodies and appreciate the bodies of others. 

  • Nutrition: It is possible for girls to identify a strategy for healthy eating that works for her body, circumstances, budget, home life, culture, activity level.

  • Stress Management: It is important for girls to understand that stress is a normal and acceptable part of life and that handling stress in a healthy way is a key factor in having a strong and healthy body and mind. 

 

 

 

Girls deserve a supportive environment for developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and they deserve to be involved in decisions about their health. 

 

Mind + Body

 

Girls are given a consistent set of messages and outcomes for addressing major health issues. The initiative also provides girls with a variety of tools and resources to guide them in addressing their health-related needs. 

                          

 

About the Mind+Body Initiative:

  • Physical Activity: Every girl can find a type of physical activity that she not only enjoys, but that also accommodates her lifestyle, culture, and schedule.

  • Body Image: Girls of all shapes, sizes, weights, and capabilities have the right to feel good about their bodies and appreciate the bodies of others. 

  • Nutrition: It is possible for girls to identify a strategy for healthy eating that works for her body, circumstances, budget, home life, culture, activity level.

  • Stress Management: It is important for girls to understand that stress is a normal and acceptable part of life and that handling stress in a healthy way is a key factor in having a strong and healthy body and mind. 

 

 

 

Girls deserve a supportive environment for developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and they deserve to be involved in decisions about their health. 

 

Healthy Sexuality

The new Girls Inc. Healthy Sexuality program builds on and intensifies our existing pregnancy prevention programming by embracing a broader and more comprehensive approach that recognizes sexuality as a key element of the whole girl.

The program encompasses four focus areas: 

 

  • Healthy Relationships: Includes qualities of a healthy relationship, communication skills, managing attraction and sexual decision-making.

  • Sexuality: Includes aspects of human sexuality (distinctions between gender identity, biological sex, and sexual orientation); understanding and providing support for individuals who are transgender or gender non-conforming.

  • Sexual Health and Reproduction: Includes puberty, sexual behaviors and risks, reproductive health concerns, and sexual health care services.

  • Sex, Media, and Technology: Includes puberty, sexual behaviors and risks, reproductive health concerns, and sexual health care services.

Friendly PEERsuasion

Girls develop skills to resist pressure to use harmful substances, such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and household chemicals.

In Friendly PEERsuasion, girls learn:

  • Self-esteem, one of the keys to avoiding drugs and alcohol

  • Leadership skills, so each girl can become a PEERsuader and teach younger children

  • Communications skills: speaking and listening carefully

  • What addiction is and how to address it

  • The causes of substance abuse

  • What peer- and media-pressure are and how to sidestep them

  • Stress management: how to recognize stress and shed it in healthy ways

  • How to read over-the-counter drug labels

When girls complete the Friendly PEERsuasion program, they have the tools—and the motivation—to avoid drug and alcohol abuse and are inspired to help friends and family do the same.

 
 

Sporting Chance

Girls build a foundation for enjoying physical activity, sports, and adventure throughout their lives.

In Sporting Chance, girls discover the mind-body connection and that physical activity is a gateway to academic and personal growth.

Exciting expeditions abound! The girls enjoy both traditional and non-traditional sports activities:
                          

Baseball  •  Bicycling  •  Canoeing  •  Hiking  •  Kayaking  • Rock-wall Climbing  •  Ropes  •  Rafting  •  Soccer  • Softball

In Sporting Chance, girls plan and participate in activities, and:

  • Learn the importance of fitness and its positive, holistic effects

  • Discover that being physically fit has social and psychological benefits

  • Learn about women in nontraditional adventure sports throughout history

  • Enjoy improved self-esteem, as the focus moves from personal appearance to personal strengths

  • Learn many life skills, including collaboration, mutual support, goal-setting, organization, decision-making, individual and group care, active listening, and communicating clearly

  • Discover the joy of moving from the comfort zone to the learning zone in the outdoors

  • Are inspired to become and remain fit now and as adults

A perfect example of learning on several levels, Sporting Chance is an uplifting and thrilling way for girls to learn how filled with greatness they are!

Sporting Chance

Girls build a foundation for enjoying physical activity, sports, and adventure throughout their lives.

In Sporting Chance, girls discover the mind-body connection and that physical activity is a gateway to academic and personal growth.

Exciting expeditions abound! The girls enjoy both traditional and non-traditional sports activities:
                          

Baseball  •  Bicycling  •  Canoeing  •  Hiking  •  Kayaking  • Rock-wall Climbing  •  Ropes  •  Rafting  •  Soccer  • Softball

In Sporting Chance, girls plan and participate in activities, and:

  • Learn the importance of fitness and its positive, holistic effects

  • Discover that being physically fit has social and psychological benefits

  • Learn about women in nontraditional adventure sports throughout history

  • Enjoy improved self-esteem, as the focus moves from personal appearance to personal strengths

  • Learn many life skills, including collaboration, mutual support, goal-setting, organization, decision-making, individual and group care, active listening, and communicating clearly

  • Discover the joy of moving from the comfort zone to the learning zone in the outdoors

  • Are inspired to become and remain fit now and as adults

A perfect example of learning on several levels, Sporting Chance is an uplifting and thrilling way for girls to learn how filled with greatness they are!

 

Project BOLD

Girls learn skills and strategies to lead safer lives in their homes, in relationships, in their communities, and online.

From Project BOLD, girls learn that they are worthy of respect and freedom from harm. They learn skills and resources to safeguard their physical autonomy from street, domestic and school violence.

With sensitive, unbiased, carefully created activities and role play, Project BOLD explores:

  • Girls’ strengths and abilities

  • Responding to a threat with verbal skills

  • Learning basic physical self-defense skills

  • Distinguishing between an insulting or provocative situation and a truly dangerous one—and how to respond in each case

  • Self-defense options, including running, enlisting help, and telling others

  • Teasing and bullying

  • Sexual harassment, sexual abuse and rape

  • Family violence

  • Dating abuse

  • Prejudice, racism and bias violence

A critical learning experience for all girls, Project BOLD is indispensable and unforgettable, and it helps girls stay safe, so they can focus on building rich lives.