Girls Circles are available for girls ages 9-11 and 12-14 in-person and on-line!
"Girls Circle promotes resiliency and healthy relationships in pre-teen and adolescent girls and young women. Our purpose is to encourage the development of strength, courage, confidence, honesty, and communication skills for all girls. Our goal is to create safe, culturally competent and trauma-informed environments to honor girls’ development and to enhance girls' abilities so they are able to take full advantage of their talents, academic interests, career pursuits, and potential for healthy relationships. Girls Circles are uniquely positioned to address and challenge cultural messages that limit and distort girls' self-image, and provide a female-responsive rites of passage process to support identity development. We have found that girls' self-expression within a safe caring environment encourages self-confidence, authenticity in relationships, and enhanced judgment skills." - One Circle Foundation
Girls Circles meets weekly for 8-weeks. The format includes each girl taking turns talking and listening to one another respectfully about their concerns and interests. Girls have the opportunity to express themselves creatively through drama, journaling, artwork, and movement. Gender-specific themes are introduced and explored including being a girl, trusting ourselves, friendships, body image, body changes, social media safety, among others.
Maureen is a Certified Girls Circle Facilitator, One Circle Foundation 2019.