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Welcome to NYC Girls Project

This fall, New York City becomes the first major city in the nation to tackle the issue of girl’s’ self-esteem and body image. Recognizing that girls as young as 6 and 7 are struggling with body image and self-esteem, New York City is launching a self-esteem initiative to help girls believe their value comes from their character, skills, and attributes – not appearance.

Join us on April 1, 2016 for the Inaugural Conference & Celebration Leveling the Playing Field Bringing Together Sports, Mental Health, and Social Justice


A New Barbie Doll for a Modern Age

The Parent Buzz

A newsletter for parents from Let’s Be Honest February 2016 Issue 57


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A New Barbie Doll for a Modern Age


People come in all shapes and […]

Let’s Make a Real Difference for an Entire Generation of Young Children

It is such a privilege to have this opportunity to be Guest Editor of the Huffington Post today, and to celebrate the amazing work being done to improve and understand the mental health of young children. Young Minds Matter, being launched today, is a new series where issues and work around the mental health of young children will be explored.

Shortly after I got married, I started working with charities helping […]

Bullying Prevention and Education Conference

The Bullying Remediation and Court Education (B.R.A.C.E.) partners are pleased to announce their fourth annual Bullying Prevention and Education Conference, made possible by a generous grant from DCU for Kids.

You MUST REGISTER for this free conference* by clicking the “Register Now” button at the bottom of this email to complete the registration process and receive your confirmation email. 

The conference features outstanding morning and afternoon keynote speakers:

Kirk and Laura Smalley                           […]

A Roadmap to Economic Empowerment – REPORT

Massachusetts is a truly exceptional state, and remains at the forefront of critical sectors in our economy. We are a national leader in many areas including health care, civil rights, energy, high tech, and biotech. We are home to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world and our elementary and secondary education systems are consistently recognized as the highest achieving in this country.

Though we have seen […]

What Are Social Norms and Why Do They Matter for Girls? – FSG

This post was written in honor of the 4th International Day of the Girl, celebrated on October 11, 2015.  

Mercy is a 14 year old girl living in Northern Kenya. She is nearing the end of primary school and she loves to learn. Occasionally, Mercy experiences harassment from her male teachers and classmates, but her passion and desire to learn keeps her excited to go to school every day. Halfway through […]

Worcester’s In Da Zone youth dancers rack up honors, open for star acts

By Madilyn Jacobsen Special to the Telegram & Gazette, Posted Jan. 8, 2016 at 6:00 AM

WORCESTER — This Worcester-based group has opened for pop singing star Patti LaBelle. Its members have performed across the Worcester and throughout Massachusetts. Over the past four years, it has won nine trophies in competitions, six of them for first place.

The group is the dance team In Da Zone, and its members have become […]

Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls

A recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) took a comprehensive look at gender differences in student performance based on an exam taken by 15-year-olds.

The report found that, although girls often perform better than their male peers — staying in school longer and out-performing them in reading — the top-performing girls continue to lag behind top-performing boys in math and science. The survey report explores possible reasons behind this gap: […]

National Conference on Girl Bullying…

For the past 9 years, the Girl Bullying Conference has brought focus to the problem of relational aggression among girls. Quite naturally, many of the field-tested interventions presented at this unique gathering encourage friendship, sisterhood and building other types of supportive relationships – hence the added emphasis on female empowerment.

Now in its 10th year, the Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference will be more accessible – with locations in Atlanta, […]

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