Empowering 5th and 6th grade girls to achieve equality, strength, and success
 
 

our powerup for middle school program:

Empowers girls.

Prepares preteen girls for the challenges of middle school with a fun learning experience! 

 
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About the program

Designed by the Youth Empowerment Group for 5th and 6th grade girls, fun learning activities follow short presentations on today’s crucial topics.

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Girls practice empowering tools for:

  • self-esteem

  • positive body image

  • equality

  • bullying defense

  • social media use

  • sexual harassment defense

  • healthy relationships

  • mental health and coping

  • stress and pressure busting

  • safety

  • problem and conflict solving

  • academic success

  • and more!


Impact: 

Girls' participant survey results:

  • 97% indicated they had fun at the program

  • 96% thought what they learned would make a positive impact on their lives

  • 94% found the sessions to be helpful

  • 89% said they would recommend the program to friends

Girl participant quotes:

  • "It prepared me for middle school and how to deal with bullies and to know what good friends are and I can add friends and to know how I'm being a good friend."

  • "They didn’t make stuff awkward to talk about."

  • "This group is awesome!"

  • On the last day, "I wish it wasn't ending."

  • “It was a serious topic turned fun.”

  • “It was awesome and I never want it to end”

100% OF PARENTS SURVEYED

  • Would recommend the program to other parents

  • Said their girls enjoyed the program

  • Thought the program taught their girls useful life-skills

Parent quotes:

  • "I especially like the social media section and bullying, my husband and I work in law enforcement and for the Court and don't feel students really understand how much of an impact social media can have both today as well as in the long-term."

  • "I loved that my daughter came home and wanted to continue the hard discussions that were had in this program. Many conversations are uncomfortable and hard to have, but your program started these conversations and made my daughter feel comfortable enough to have them with me."

  • "The information given was so good & helpful! My daughter felt very welcomed and loved it and looked forward to the next one!!! But best was definitely the material covered!!"

  • “It was a great experience.”

  • “My daughter really enjoyed the whole program.”

  • “Absolutely recommend. Send your child!”


Our Sponsors

Our sponsors value and support youth well-being and success. Thank you!

Gold level sponsors

silver level sponsor

The Community Foundation Littler Youth Fund

Bronze level sponsor

Greeley, Colorado

OUR other valued sponsors

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Windsor Community Recreation Center


empowering QUOTES for girls

“Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear.”

Taylor Swift

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt


Register your child For the Program

Don’t let your daughter miss out on a PowerUp life-changing, fun experience with other girls! Registration for spring, 2019 events in Weld County, Colorado will open in February. Simply click the button below!

Become a sponsor or Make a Donation

We are a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit and would gratefully accept tax-deductible donations to defray our costs and help us expand programs to make a greater impact. For sponsorship information, click here. Thank you!