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Every Girl has a Gift; Help a young girl discover hers

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Are you concerned…

about whether Indianapolis-area girls are getting the tools they need to be successful? Could the girls you know use a little help becoming and staying organized? Would you like to see the girl in your life come up with a business idea and create and develop a functional business plan? Would you like her to be exposed to positive female professionals…or would you just like her to be more confident, more assertive and better able to communicate in all environments?

Then, A Girl’s Gift Inc. is just what she needs! Our ten-week, Saturday program will run from February 27, 2010 through May 8, 2010 (1-4pm) at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (100 W. 86th Street). Each weekly workshop specifically targets at least one of our purpose areas: Education, Mentorship and Community Service. Each week, the girls will hear from women in different professions, and take part in interactive activities that promote team work, team building, self confidence and self respect. Our program will also match girls with Mentors who will attend our Saturday workshops. Not only will these Mentors share their gifts, but they’ll also help our girls discover their own gifts.

The girls in our program will also plan at least two community service projects, which will be supervised by A Girl’s Gift’s Mentors. The program will culminate in a show-stopping banquet in mid-May. Our girls will have a chance to share what they’ve learned with friends, family and the Indianapolis community. This program is open to girls in 5th through 8th grade (or 10-14 years of age).

Program Breakdown:

SESSION 1: Miss CEO: Starting Your Own Business (Coming up with an idea and developing a business plan (ongoing)

SESSION 2: Work Hard, Play Hard: Developing Effective Study Habits and Keeping a Balance

SESSION 3: No Crime, No Time: Avoiding the Criminal Justice System (Community Project 1)

SESSION 4: Tech Savvy Math Mama!: Science, Technology & Engineering – Exposing girls to careers in non-traditional areas

SESSION 5: All About Me!: Building Self Esteem & Healthy Relationships (Including Internet Safety)

SESSION 6: Miss Independent: Financial Responsibility Even As A Kid!

SESSION 7: Pretty Is As Pretty Does: The Girl’s Gift Etiquette Experience (Manners workshop)

SESSION 8: The Artist In Me: Focusing On The Arts

SESSION 9: Relax, Relate, Release Overnight Retreat, Community Service Planning Session, and Health & Beauty Workshop

SESSION 10: Major Community Service Project #2

BANQUET – May, 2010

Program Cost: $200 Fee

Your Cost: $100 Fee (Payment Plan Available):

The “A Girl’s Gift Inc.” workshop series is valued at $200, but because of the generous donations from individual sponsors and our Premier Sponsor, Taft Law <<a href=”http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103009650815&s”>http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103009650815&s=126&e=001wEvUGhod0NjUw6bG2KRKict8pXMn25hI1gGxV5hqzhcQaHWpCcwu-dAsOaEBPvFSHgvu8hqvEwMfrX7kIiYwoHmJHSBzpKDC3_5umePwnbIGHpBCHH4T6Q==> , we are able to offer these valuable sessions for just $100. We also offer a limited number of financial aid scholarships to eligible girls.

Please fax or mail us your application by Friday, February 19, 2010!

ABOUT US

So many pre-teen girls grow up without giving success a chance. They look at the images of polished, professional women on TV and in the community – but never mentally see themselves in the picture. The reason why? Many young girls are never given the chance to consistently be around positive, professional women. The “Girl’s Gift Program” breaks that cycle – giving young girls a chance to meet the heroines of our community. We help girls feel confident about who they are and what they can achieve. We want girls to be able to look into the mirror of success and see their own faces smiling back!

Visit us online at www.agirlsgift.org

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