While contemplating whether I should form a journaling circle for girls; I came across this article. It stated that "Frightening or threatening situations are more sustained and are experienced more frequently by African Americans. The article went on to say that socially and economically disadvantaged children, have less access to protective resources that can mitigate their stress to tolerable levels" (Morsy, Rothstein 2019). As I continued reading the article I knew it found factual information that lingers in the African American community. The article said that African American children growing up poor are at greater risk of disrupted physiological functioning and depressed academic achievement. There is was; I realized that I had to journal with school-aged girls so they can find a release in everyday stressors that will hold them back from living a safe and happy childhood. In actuality, journaling can develop their writing, critical thinking, problem-solving solutions, and a host of other attributes that can raise their confidence levels.
Girls Who Soar is an enrichment program for girls ages 10 to 18 years old. The program runs throughout the school year and includes camps during breaks. The program will develop a sense of being and to build life skills
Girls Who Soar-Empowering girls and young women to become confident, self-sufficient, and socially conscious.
Are you interested in your daughter being a part of Girls Who Soar Journaling Circle Sign up and you will receive more information on the workbook, zoom link, and dates! An email with the application will be sent.
Girls who were a part of our program
The Program gives girls the opportunity to cultivate talents, build healthy alliances and celebrate the success of their peers. Girls Who Soar equips young women with life skills to be successful in:
1. Self-Esteem and confidence-building strategies.
2.Introduction to financial management.
4.Beauty and Self-Care
5. Critical thinking and problem solving
Many of the families that are interested in our programs don't have the funds to allow their daughters to participate. In the past we found willing sponsors to donate but sometimes there is not enough funding. We are asking that our supporters donate money to support our work at Girls Who Soar. For more information about becoming a supporter please contact us at Dana@womenwhosoar.net