GLOW – Girls Leading Our World
GLOW, a two site summer program aimed at engaging girls between the ages of 10-15 years old, found success in improving girls self-esteem. Feedback about what girls learned from the GLOW program had directors, leaders, and mentors smiling. Comments read like this: I learned I am enough! I learned that disabilities and disorders don’t define a person. I am different for a reason and we all have a purpose. I learned how to make a good friend. These are the lessons we dreamed the girls were soaking in. Our vision for this program was to see girls discover, accept, and embrace who they are with confidence and the ability to express that in a way that uplifts those around them. This year we walked away from GLOW with a realization that we made an impact and a hope that we would get an opportunity to engage a new set of girls next year.
We were happy to be able to report to our program funders, Columbiana County Job and Family Services, 19 out of 23 girls reported an improved sense of self-esteem. As a result we are excited to announce that GLOW will be offered next summer, so look out for sign-ups!