MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM

Girls Inc. of Jacksonville Middle School Program

Girls Inc. of Jacksonville’s Middle School Program is a during-school program hosted within a school. Throughout the school year, girls participate in our research-based programming focused on our core values of Strong, Smart, and Bold. Girls also receive structured programming in Social Emotional Learning and PEERsuasion.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion

Develops the skills of girls ages 11 to 14 to resist pressures to use harmful substances like drugs, alcohol, tobacco or household chemicals. Girls learn to build leadership skills that help them plan substance prevention activities.

School-Connect – Modules 1-3

Module 1: Building a Supportive Learning Community helps girls develop important study and organizational skills such as managing their time, building rapport with teachers, participating in class and keeping a planner. Module 1 also begins to introduce Social Emotional Learning (SEL) including the importance of collaboration and active listening.

Module 2: Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Management introduces helpful strategies for deescalating anger and anxiety. Lessons in Module 2 help girls gain an understanding of the impact of their thoughts and habits.

Module 3: Building Relationships and Resolving Conflicts engages girls in interactive activities that take a proactive approach to common Middle School issues like gossip or cyber-bullying. Girls have the opportunity to develop authentic empathy and compassion for their classmates and others.

Program Clubs

Girls in the Girls Inc. Jax Middle School programming are encouraged to join one or more of the additional clubs we offer to find common interests and develop new close friendships.

These Clubs include:

  • Speakers “Speak Up” Club
  • Diversity Club
  • “Battle of the Books” Book Club
  • “One Bite” New Foods Club
  • Showstoppers Talent Club
  • And Many More!

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Young Men and Women’s Leadership Academy
900 Acorn St, Jacksonville, FL 32209
Program Manager – Juanita Forman-Lee
(904) 731-9933 | formanj@girlsincjax.org

PROGRAM SPONSORS

Thank you to our Program Sponsors!

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Girls Inc. helped prepare me for middle school. I am very excited about this new adventure and I know I am going to be successful there!

Miah, Age 11

JOIN US IN SUPPORTING GIRLS ON THEIR STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD JOURNEY!