Smart-Girl is featured today in the Denver Posts’s Season to Share section of the paper. Smart-Girl received a $5,000 grant from the Season to Share campaign in 2011. Thank you to the Denver Post Charities for their support of nonprofits working with youth in the community! To read the article click here http://www.denverpost.com/seasontoshare
Here at Smart-Girl we are thankful for all of our volunteers, supporters and our Smart-Girl guides. We are proud to serve the young women of Colorado. During the holiday season, take the time to thank those most important to you.
What Families Don’t Know Will Hurt Them is an interactive two hour training for adult family members that addresses the language, skills, information and challenges associated with cyberbullying. This knowledge will assist families in developing strategies and in helping their children/teens respond in appropriate ways to incidents of cyberbullying and in promoting safe and respectful environments for all people.
Workshop is designed for parents of children 12-18; however, all parents and adult family members are welcome.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
6:00pm to 8:00pm
LOCATION: Newton Middle School, 4001 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80122
COST: $20.00 per person, dinner included.
Support Smart-Girl on the Second Annual Colorado Gives Day! On December 6, 2011, Colorado citizens will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like ours. Last year, the goal to raise $1 million for Colorado charities was exceeded—$8.7 million was distributed instead! Smart-Girl’s goal for this year is to raise $20,000 in one day.
Presented once again by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day asks you to give to your favorite charities through the website Giving First.org, and online giving resource featuring all of the nonprofits participating in Colorado Gives Day. On this website we share our goals, accomplishments and much more to help you be informed.
Donate online at GivingFirst.org/Smart-Girl any time over the 24 hour period of December 6 to Give Where You Live!
09.19.2011– From lingerie for 4-year-olds to “I’m too pretty for math,” T-shirts, girls are bombarded with messages that destroy their self-esteem and self-worth, telling them that they need to be pretty, sexy, and not too smart.
In the 19 years since New Moon Girls started, sexualization of toys, games, clothes, movies, TV and music marketed to and for under 16-year-olds has increased dramatically. The Girl-Caught campaign site gives girls, boys and adults an empowering way to show and comment on both negative and positive images and messages about girls and women.
New Moon Girls is partnering with Day of the Girl, Mind on the Media, Pigtail Pals, Powered By Girl, School Girls Unite, and Shaping Youth to give girls and others a voice, and spread the word far and wide that we do not have to accept these disrespectful messages anymore, and to increase respect for girls and women in all media.
Make the world better in four easy steps:
1. Go to the Girl-Caught site.
2. Download or print out your own Girl-Caught stickers.
3. Paste them to the negative or positive Girl-Catches you find.
4. Upload them to Girl-Caught!
New Moon Girls is also planning an event in Washington, DC and Congressional offices nationwide to deliver thousands of Girl-Catches to Congress in support of the Healthy Media for Youth Act.
Through Girl-Caught, girls, boys, women, and men can have an impact on the messages girls and women receive from companies and the media today, and shape how they see themselves tomorrow.
Ever wonder what all those acronyms mean that your kids text and IM to each other. There are seveal websites that can help you out. Many of the abbreviations are harmless, but others indiciate interst in sex, alcohol and drugs – all the things that keep parents up at night. For an article on the topic, “OMG, It’s an IM Lingo Guide for Parents” or check out http://www.netlingo.com/top50/acronyms-for-parents.php
If you would like to make a difference in the lives of girls in your community, this program is for you! We are looking for confident, passionate young women to facilitate groups as Guides (16 yrs+) and Coaches (21 yrs+). Our training courses will introduce you to the Smart-Girl curriculum, program, and methods. You’ll gain valuable communication, facilitation, leadership, and program management skills. Note: Must attend all three days of training.
September 9th-11th, Colorado Springs 9th: 4-8 p.m., 10th-11th: 8-5 p.m.
September 23rd-25th, Denver (FULL) 23rd: 4-8 p.m., 24th-25th: 8-5 p.m.
October 14 -16th, Denver (FULL) 14th: 4-8 p.m., 15th-16th: 8-5 p.m.
Check back for future dates in Jan/Feb 2011
For certification only, no tuition/college credit; $250 adult, $125 Student. For more information call 303-815-1921. Pre-registration is required at least two weeks prior to the training course.