FITGirl, Inc. 8 Week Program with GoGirlGo! Award Winning Curriculum
As early as 10 years of age, girls begin to become more sedentary, their activity levels dropping as much as 83 percent as they transition through adolescense.
By age 14, only 1 in 10 girls are doing enough physical activity to benefit their health, compared with roughly twice the number of boys of the same age.
FITGirl, Inc partners with local colleges and high schools to deliver an engaging and impactful program every week! We feel female athletes make great role models for adolescent girls by promoting physical activity and involvement in sports, confidence, a strong work ethic, and emphasizing the importance of education.
The goals of the 8 week curriculum are for girls to:
- Become more physically active, working their way up to getting 60 minutes of exercise a day…and staying active for life!
- Develop and maintain self-respect, self-confidence, and a positive self-image.
- Understand the connection between mind and body.
- Internalize the message that there is no one “ideal” body type.
- Begin to understand the consequences of and explore alternatives to health-risk behaviors.
- Gain developmentally appropriate knowledge of nutrition and the health benefits of physical activity.
- Increase their motivation to participate in sports and other kinds of physical activity.
- Be able to respond positively to peer pressure.
- Accept and respect others.
- Build positive relationships with adult facilitators and the peers in the group.
- Build leadership skills and serve as role models for other girls to get physically active.
- Learn how to set goals and work towards achieving them.
The curriculum consists of 12 lessons, each of which features a story by a local athlete or a peer role model and accompanying physical activities, discussion questions, facilitator tips, and healthy snack ideas.
Meet and/or hear from athletes at Creighton, UNO and College of St Mary! Fun games, new friends, music, fitness, prizes and more!
LESSONS: Bullying, Nutrition, Body Image, Diversity, Teamwork, Kindness, Difficult Feelings, Self Care, Digital Media Smarts, Confidence!
FITGirl is Fun! We want girls to see exercise as something fun to do, not dread. Our staff and volunteers are energetic, caring, enthusiastic and care passionately about making a difference!
The lessons focus on helping girls explore important issues in their lives, helping them to build a positive self-image and motivating them to develop an interest in sports and other kinds of physical activity. The lessons also help girls discover how they interact with the world around them, and aims to empower them to affect change in their own lives and the lives of others in their communities.
Programs are held outdoors at designated, safe parks or can be held at the child’s school
with a 1:1 mentor/mentee ratio.
Mentors are high school and college female students.
2 hours once a week includes: physical fitness, curriculum lesson and mentorship.
Participants have opportunity to earn gift cards rewarding kindness, physical fitness and nutrition through the empoweruomaha.com website.
LIVE weekly virtual events with female trailblazers, athletes, therapists and motivational speakers.
Group meetups on Saturday mornings – participation optional: yoga, biking, sand volleyball and more!
Participants also receive lesson plan/journal, t-shirt and backpack.
Moms will be enrolled in an online empowerment community with weekly live video calls.
HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO PAY?
We are offering the EmpowerU course with the option of selecting how much you want to pay. No matter how much you pay, your child will be getting the same course as everybody else. We want this course to be available to all girls, so if the pricing does not fit within your budget at this time, please email us at email@example.com and request a scholarship application.
If you are financially able, please consider paying full price so that we can continue to offer other girls with limited financial resources, the same opportunities through our after school programming.
Three Options: $79 | $99 | $129 This is the total amout for an 8 week program.
Teen Mentorship Program dates announced for 2020 coming soon!
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE TEEN MENTROSHIP PROGRAM! The objective of the Mentorship program is to provide adolescent girls between ages 12-16 years an opportunity to participate in a coordinated, ongoing series of high-quality activities and learning experiences that help them to achieve social, emotional, and physical well-being.
Girls are paired with a local, female role model and partake in community service projects, physical fitness classes and enrichment activities. They will attain the ability to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-confidence and self-esteem to create a positive change in their life and the lives of others.