How to understand media messages and maintain a healthy, positive body image and sense of self
Who: Girls and teens in 5th to 8th grades and their parents
Girls’ and Teens’ Workshops in our Courtyard: Girls are teens are surrounded by messages about how they should look – from social media influencers, edited digital images, ads, and even friends and family. In this dynamic workshop, they’ll learn skills to become savvy media consumers, identify negative messages, and maintain a positive body image and sense of self.
The workshop is facilitated by our experienced team using a skills-based curriculum relevant to girls and teens today – and it’s offered in our beautiful outdoor courtyard. The curriculum teaches key social and emotional skills in an engaging, developmentally appropriate format. Attendees will be given take-home booklets with worksheets and information to reinforce the curriculum.
Timing: The girls’ and teens’ workshops are generally offered Fridays from 4pm to 6pm. We can schedule daytime sessions for school groups interested in attending during the school day.
Parent Talk over Zoom: Parents are invited to attend a parent talk over Zoom covering similar concepts. This interactive talk provides parents with the tools they need to help support their daughters and to build on the skills they learned in the workshop. It’s offered by a member of our team who is an expert on the social and emotional lives of girls and teens.
Timing: We can schedule your group’s parent talk over Zoom during the girls’ workshop or on a different evening or over lunch that week.
Cost: The cost of this private workshop and parent talk is $600. The fee covers our experienced team members who facilitate both the girls’ workshop and the parent talk, plus the proprietary curriculum, take-home booklets, and materials for the creative projects.
Girl Scout troops, for example, often fund the workshop by pulling a portion from their troop budget and then asking each attending family to pitch in $20 to $30.
Contact us: We’re excited to connect with you to discuss your group’s needs and our available 2021-22 workshop dates! Please contact our Director of Community Education and Outreach, Paige Hobey, at PHobey@IFGD.care.