The Mission of The Girls Empowerment Workshop is to educate, empower and inspire girls by raising awareness, developing communication skills and cultivating self respect. All qualities necessary to making decisions for a positive, healthy, involved and successful life.
A young woman with a mind full of knowledge and a deep self respect,
is better equipped to speak her mind clearly, step out of her comfort zone, set clear boundaries,
know she is worthy of going after her dreams and being a part of healthy relationships. 
Our Workshops create a safe, directed environment, where girls of all races, individualities
and socio-economic backgrounds can find common ground and engage in intelligent, open discussion.
The Workshop focus on discussions regarding issues surrounding teen girls today,
including social issues and media, sexuality and sexual assault awareness.
The Girls practice and develop communication skills, 
and learn the importance possessing the ability to comfortably and assertively communicate
honestly to others regarding their body, their feelings and their life.
One session is dedicated to women in the community who come in and discuss personal challenges
they have faced and overcome in their lives. It is an open circle where the girls have the opportunity
to ask questions and relate on subjects such as poverty, rape, child abuse, drug addiction, etc.
Girls who are empowered with the information taught in this program are equipped with tools
and information to make positive choices and educated decisions regarding their lives.
The average age for a girl with these tools to engage in sexual activity for the first time is 18 years old.
The average age for a girl to engage in sexual activity for the first time without this information is 13-15.
An assertive girl is 80% less likely to be the target of a sexual predator.
(We define assertive as someone who is confident, believes in themselves,
speaks up for what they believe is right, respects themselves and treats others with respect)
Depending on class size, some workshops end with a wilderness trip.
Girls who spend time in nature learn to be self reliant and at peace with themselves,
focusing more on being present than what they look like or how others might perceive them. 
Corporate america would like our girls to believe that their appearance
is more important toward their success than who they are or what they do.

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