What is the Go Girlz Community Initiative?
The Go Girlz Community Initiative is a program the Women's Resource Center at the University of Utah developed in 2004 to target underserved populations, primarily minority, first generation, economically disadvantaged female students, grades 6-12 in the Salt Lake City school district with the goal of early exposure to higher education. This goal is achieved through an interactive curriculum designed to teach empowerment as the key to academic success, while simultaneously addressing the stated goal of the University of Utah to recruit and retain women and minority students.
What schools is Go Girlz in?
Go Girlz has programming available at Jackson Elementary (6th Grade Only), Bryant Middle School and East High School located in Salt Lake City, UT.
Why should my daughter Participate?
Participating in Go Girlz is really fun and is meant to advocate for young women. Our program goal is to address the barriers young girls face to being academically successful. We teach empowerment workshops using dialogue and interactive art projects to address issues such as self esteem, body image, identity development, the power of language, mean girl mentality, healthy relationships etc. with the over arching goal of academic success. In addition to our workshops, we advocate and provide services and mentorship for young women who dream of attending a higher education institution but do not necessarily know the process of how to achieve their goal.
Topics Addressed in Go Girlz:
- Self Esteem
- Body Image
- Identity Development
- Healthy Relationships
- Mean Girl Mentality
- The Power of Language
- Cultural Exploration
- Barriers to education
- Role Models
- Connecting to our communities
- Gender Roles
For more information contact: Flor Olivo