Overview

Hey Girl! is a?gender-specific program utilizing both mentoring and a rites of passage approach to provide girls with the skills and tools for holistic well-being through developmentally and culturally responsive teachings.??

Hey Girl!?was created to empower ALL girls, yet it is distinctive for its ability to provide one-on-one interventions with girls involved in the juvenile justice system, at high-risk for juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, and school failure.??Our programming is created through a gender lens, which disrupts negative behaviors and provides the supports for pre-teen and teenage girls to? transform their lives.?

Hey Girl!?offers non-judgement gatherings which meets once weekly during school, after school and/or on Saturdays. The weekly in school group sessions, provides behavioral and academic supports, positive reinforcements, and strengthens coping skills for healthy relationships.?

Despite background, each girl creates her own Joy Plan (JP); covering personal, academic, psychological, behavioral and emotional goals.? The?HEY GIRL!?team fully understands that our girls may be predisposed to conditions beyond their control, experienced trauma and/or developed habits which can affect their abilities to perform at their highest potential. Our established relationships with social service, family support and mental health providers ensures that our girls receive the adequate services to address their individual psychological and emotional needs?outside of school.

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