Grow Girl! and Boys Only!

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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