In a study of adolescents by the American Association of University Women, the number of girls who strongly agree with the statement "I like most things about myself" drops 31 points between elementary and high school. The specific areas in which girls lose confidence are varied, especially body image, academic ability, and leadership ability. This category lists organizations that aim to encourage healthy self-esteem and confidence in girls.
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GENaustin: Girls Empowerment Network
Austin, TX, USA. Helps adolescent girls develop and maintain healthy self-esteem by educating girls, parents, and teachers. Includes events, newsletter, volunteer and donation opportunities, and resources for girls.
Encourages girls to be strong, smart, and bold. News, research, advocacy, and local chapters.
Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York
New York City, NY, USA. Dedicated to providing a place where girls 8-18 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. Upcoming events, photos, and programs.
New York City, NY, USA. Works to educate and empower girls through sports, teaching life skills and building self-confidence and self-esteem for life. Includes a list of programs, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities.
Denver, CO, USA. Prevention and enrichment program using positive peer influence to support and inspire adolescent girls to make smart choices and become confident, capable, and self-reliant women. Includes a list of sponsors and partners, reading list, photos, upcoming events, results, how to help.
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