Encouraging girls to hold on to their voices and stay true to themselves giving voice to feelings
When girls voice their ideas and opinions in a safe environment, it strengthens their confidence and encourages them to express themselves more fully. By examining cultural expectations in a safe and supportive setting, girls gain greater awareness of their options and strengthen their ability to make choices that are consistent with their values, interests, and talents.
Each week, a group of six to eight girls of similar age and development meet with a counselor. During this time the girls take turns talking and listening to one another about their concerns and interests. The girls express themselves further through creative and focused activities. Themes relate to the girls’ lives, such as being a young woman, trusting ourselves, friendships, body image, goals, competition, decision-making and dating. Sliding Scale, preference to referrals from Petaluma Police Department and School Administration.