Grow Girl! and Boys Only!

50 Years of Providing Hope Through Recovery
In middle school, when peer pressure to engage in underage drinking and risky behaviors increases, students receive the Grow Girl!© and Boys Only!© gender specific curricula to support the information learned in elementary school. 

GROW GIRL!©

grow-girlThis self-esteem building program helps encourage, empower and enable 10, 11 and 12 year old girls to become resilient! Grow Girl!© provides interactive lessons, guest speakers, incentives, positive messages, health information, and support to build resilient pre-teen girls. The positive message and lessons target the following risky behaviors:

  • Alcohol and Substance Use and Abuse
  • Premature sexual activity
  • Eating disorders
  • Negative self-image and domestic violence

Your Grow Girl!© will experience the following activities:

  • Eight 45-minute classroom or after-school lessons, using whole language techniques (reading, comprehension, journal writing)
  • Guest speakers who are successful role models in the fields of law, entertainment, business, education, and sports
  • Incentives in the form of posters, books, pencils, and diaries

BOYS ONLY!©

boys-onlyThis literacy-based self-esteem building prevention education program that encourages and enables 5th – 7th grade boys to protect themselves from engaging in the following risky behaviors:

  • Alcohol and substance use and abuse
  • Premature sexual activity
  • A negative self-image
  • Violence and/or conflicts with peers and in relationships with girls

The Boys Only!© experience will include the following activities:

  • Eight 45-minute classroom or after-school lessons, using whole language techniques (reading, comprehensive discussion, and journal writing)
  • Guest speakers who are successful and realistic role models from the Capital District community
  • Incentives in the form of posters, books, pencils, and diaries

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