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.
The lessons focus on helping students explore important issues in their lives, helping them to build a positive self-image and motivating them to develop an interest in participating in sports and other kinds of physical activity. The lessons also help students 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.
Outdoor Adventure Programs for Improving Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy.
Research has repeatedly proven that time outdoors reduces levels of stress, depression, and anxiety.
Furthermore, being in nature usually leads to an increase in physical activity. Therefore, teen mental health improves. Regular exercise makes a significant positive difference in terms of teen depression and anxiety.
Our outdoor programs will provide life-long skills, build confidence, increase physical activity, improve mood, and educate teens on how to participate in a variety of outdoor activities safely and independently.
The objective of the EMPOWERU 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.
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.
FITGirl, Inc. is empowering young girls to positively change the way they feel about themselves by introducing them to a variety of wellness activities and positive roles models who help girls develop healthy habits that will set cadence for life. The FITGirl, Inc. Empowerment Summer Camp is held at different regional parks throughout the midwest.
The 3 night, 4 day camps in June and July are reshaping the camp scene with awesome activities that include yoga, meditation, journaling, hiking, kayaking, cooking, personal hygiene, biking and nutrition with a huge focus on self-esteem, body image and inner dialogue.