G.I.R.L.S. with P.E.A.R.L.S. serves all female students during their transition years. Program participants have included students who are considered at risk to students who are considered school exemplars. Students typically participate in G.I.R.L.S. with P.E.A.R.L.S. for three reasons: to make differences in peers’ lives, for sisterhood, and for change. Active engagement in the program strengthens skills while girls lead by example. Participants make and share friendships while creating a sisterly environment moreover, find commonalities. Having a comfortable environment encourages students to interact and express one to another, resulting in an openness to change.
Many group activities aid in this developmental process. In addition, G.I.R.L.S. with P.E.A.R.L.S. is paralleled with community leaders as guest speakers based on the various subjects of the syllabus. To continue fostering positive concepts, core standards are reinforced throughout the curriculum. Writing essays, research papers, journal entries, and oral presentations enrich Language Arts standards. Math is strengthened through financial curriculum completion. Citizenship, character-building activities, program standards, and community service support civics standards. Finally, various topics are explored in health education.
This transitional program not only prepares girls for school, but also motivates them to become leaders in life. As each group graduates from the program, applying new skills and building new friendships, they receive next year’s participants into their respective schools and aid in their transitions. Students who join G.I.R.L.S. with P.E.A.R.L.S. start off as typical students, but leave as young ladies better equipped emotionally, socially, and academically for middle school, high school, and college.
For more information or to implement G.I.R.L.S. with P.E.A.R.L.S. in your school, community or faith-based organization, please contact: Mrs. Tanya R. Liverman, Owner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Know that TRUE change is only demonstrated by YOUR actions around EVERYONE, not just certain people."
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Tanya R. Liverman
G.I.R.L.S. with P.E.A.R.L.S. is a leadership program tailored for all female students who desire to enhance their emotional, social, and academic growth and development while completing their last transition year to middle school, high school, or college.
“Thank You Mrs. Liverman for everything you have done! I know Bethany was so nervous she could... and was crying, but she has improved beyond what we expected this year. G.I.R.L.S. with P.E.A.R.L.S. was a big piece of that puzzle. This morning she got in the car and told me, "I was laying my head on my desk yesterday and out of nowhere Mrs. Liverman said my hair was pretty in the light"... That compliment alone will carry her for a while on top of all the other positive comments she received from you, the girls in the program, and her friends at school who support her. She's actually staring to believe she is the beautiful girl that we see she is. :) Much love to all of you in the program!”
~ Christie Ronsonet~
“This affected me a lot. It gave me a way to make me feel proud of myself when I am upset. Now, I feel a lot more confident in me and I don’t feel powerless anymore. I feel like I can defend and stand up for myself.”