GRG Middle School Participants

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


Have You Ever Asked Yourself:

How Can I Tell Who My Real Friends Are? Why Is Gossip So Bad? How Can I Stand Up For Myself? When? How Does The Media Shape My Opinions Of Myself & My Friends? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you’ll want to participate in a Girls’ Respect Group. GRGs put middle school girls directly in contact with kind-hearted, encouraging high school young women. Who understands better what middle school girls are going through? Get the straight scoop from high school girls who have lived it!

As A GRG Participant You’ll Have The Chance To:

  • Talk Openly With High School Young Women & Learn From Their Experience
  • Build A Strong Network Of Supportive Girlfriends
  • Talk Regularly About Important Issues & Concerns
  • Solve Friendship Problems With Peer & High School Mentor Guidance
  • Step Back & See Problems Clearly, Away From The Emotional Whirlpool
  • Work To Solve Problems As They Evolve Over 6 Weeks Of GRG
  • Stop Small Problems While They’re Still Small
  • Develop Moral Strength & Peer Support To Stop Gossip & Exclusionary Behavior
  • Build Trust Between Middle School & High School Girls.

Start a Girls’ Respect Group at your school today! Talk to your teacher, parent, or other adult advisor who can help you to get started!

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