Offered at select LPS schools, this program targets middle school girls. The Girls Circle model is a structured support group for teen girls to integrate relational theory, resiliency practices and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence. The program aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls' growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices. The girls express themselves further through creative or focused activities such as role playing, drama, journaling, poetry, drama, dance, drawing, collage, clay, and so on. Gender specific themes and topics are introduced which relate to the girls' lives such as trusting ourselves, friendships, body image, goals, sexuality, drugs, alcohol, tobacco and decision-making.

For more information please contact YWCA Program Director, Angela Washington, at angela@ywcalincoln.org