GRG Adult Advisors

To Start A GRG High School Leadership Training Program:

You Will Need:

  • 1-2 High School Teacher(s) to lead the group
  • 8-16 High School Girls (Grade 10 or 11)

Resources:

  • Girls’ Respect Groups: An Innovative Program To Empower Young Women & Build Self-Esteem! , by Lorna Blumen, Anne Rucchetto & Natalie Evans (Camberley Press 2009) – 1 copy for each Teen Leader & Adult Advisor
  • Respect: A Girl’s Guide To Getting Respect & Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed, by Courtney Macavinta & Andrea Vander Pluym (Free Spirit Publishing, 2005) – 1 copy for each Teen Leader, Middle School Participant, & Adult Advisor

High School Teen Leaders

Our Leaders are the most important ingredient in GRG. They make the material come alive! GRG Leaders provide a very human example of respect to the 6th Grade girls in front of them. Today’s world is full of bullying, criticism, negative media images, & disrespect. GRG Leaders show how to have fun & be cool, while being respectful of your friends & encouraging the best in each of us. It’s a great way to bring out confidence & self-esteem!

The Girls’ Respect Groups book will show you how to find & train these great young women for our high school leadership program. The ideal starting age for GRG Leaders is Grade 10. Grade 9 girls (& boys) have a lot on their plates, & aren’t yet settled into themselves as teens. Selecting & training GRG Leaders in Grade 10 gives girls the longest time to remain Leaders. They will mature into fabulous Leaders by Grade 11, & even when they get super busy in Grade 12, with college & university applications & work, they can still participate on a reduced basis.

To Start A GRG Middle School Training Program:

You Will Need:

  • 2 Female GRG Teen Leaders
  • 8-16 Middle School Girls (6th Grade)
  • 1 or 2 Adult Advisor(s) to The GRG Leaders
  • 1 Middle School Teacher Contact

Resources:

  • Girls’ Respect Groups: An Innovative Program To Empower Young Women & Build Self-Esteem! , by Lorna Blumen, Anne Rucchetto & Natalie Evans (Camberley Press 2009) – 1 copy for each Teen Leader & Adult Advisor
  • Respect: A Girl’s Guide To Getting Respect & Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed, by Courtney Macavinta & Andrea Vander Pluym (Free Spirit Publishing, 2005) – 1 copy for each Teen Leader, Middle School Participant, & Adult Advisor

Middle School Participants

Start your GRG in 6th Grade! It’s usually the beginning of middle school & kids often change schools then. It’s best if all the girls in GRG are from the same school, but not all from the same set of close friends. A real benefit of GRG is that the problems & issues you discuss are real – you’re living those issues in your daily lives & friendships. Having the opportunity & a safe place to discuss & work through these problems will improve your friendships & boost your self-respect & problem solving skills, inside & outside of GRG. You’ll notice a difference in all your friendships!

Maximum group size is 16. You want to keep the group small enough so everyone gets time to talk. If more than 16 girls are interested, add another group!

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