Girls With A Purpose has been developed to provide a relevant life skills program for young women. The program aims to address esteem needs of young women by providing with an opportunity to develop their knowledge, resilience and self worth. Central to the program’s frame of reference is the Strengths-Based philosophy. Using the strengths approach, the Girls With A Purpose program aims to facilitate healthy discussions and experiential learning. It provides support, guidance, and boundaries for healthy development and mental health.
A recent evaluation of a program run in a Queensland State High School showed that the Girls With A Purpose program increased the confidence and life skills of the girls that completed the program. All of the girls felt that they more positive about their future and that the program had made a difference to their life. The program outcomes were achieved through a strengths-based approach that utilised positive reinforcement, supportive adult relationships, discussions and activities that focussed on developing social and cognitive competencies.
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