At Girls Leadership Institute (GLI), we are more excited than ever for this year’s International Day of the Girl. Three years ago, the United Nations designated October 11th as the “International Day of the Girl Child” to recognize girls...
In Part 2 of 2 of her series on bullying, Samantha Parent Walravens provides pathways to discuss Mean Girl behavior with your teen girl, and steps to take if bullying is happening.
Samantha Parent Walravens gets to the heart of the “Mean Girl” culture, so that we can effectively address it. Instead of merely demonizing the behavior, understanding the motivations can be...
Sophia Barnhart, our Summer 2014 Communications Intern, writes about her passion for soccer and competition. She sheds light on the gendered biases that exist within athletics, and she encourages us all to pursue what makes us happy to overcome these biases.
Juli Velez, our New York Outreach Intern, writes about taking risks and embracing change. She shares with us how traveling has given her invaluable experiences that have shaped her into the brave young woman she is today.
When you move to a...
Kelly reminds us that despite busy schedules and today's technological society, reading should still be a priority.
I personally believe that an undergraduate liberal arts degree is the key to success. An undergraduate...
Samantha understands but warns against the tendency parents have to shelter their children from failure.
As parents, our natural instinct is to protect our children from harm, disapointment and failure. But doing...
Morgan shares her moving story of growing up and learning to be proud of her body.
What is the definition of "chubby"? Why do we use it to describe others, and who said it was okay to have it in our vocabulary in the first...
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Participants in a kindergarten and first grade workshop in Brooklyn, NY chat with Shannon and her puppet friend Clemmy about sharing feelings. Have a GLI photo to share? Send it to email@example.com.
In the fifth episode of BFF 2.0, Rachel discusses the problem with assuming you know the truth about a friend's behavior. The solution? Just ask. Do you have a GLI video to share? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chuckles and Such
A sampling of items we enjoyed while surfing the good ol' Net.
Even if you hate videos of cute babies, you might love that this baby sounds like a big, jolly, man. Or Satan.
Good for wasting a minute - or twenty! - and somehow everything you compose sounds pretty good.
Many of these stories would make great rom coms, but they really happened. To people's parents, no less! Astounding, and addictive.
Jamie Keiles' blog Teenagerie. Check out this post for a sample. (I enjoy that Jamie doesn't pretend she's immune to the messages and pressures around her. Instead, she figures out how to combat them.)
Lastly, the world's injustices, gender stereotypes, and annoying boys from a 10-year old's perspective. I couldn't have said it better myself!