Smart-Girl is a fun, activity-based program that empowers middle school girls to become confident, capable, self-reliant young women. The unique strength of the Smart-Girl program is utilizing the power of positive peer influence by pairing highly trained older teens and college women with groups of middle school girls. These leaders (called Guides) are carefully selected and trained mentors who facilitate discussions and activities amidst lots of glitter and giggles. Smart-Girl empowers girls to develop leadership ability, group and social skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills, self-worth, empowerment, and more. Topics such as peer pressure, bullying, refusal skills, communication, and body image will be addressed in a fun, safe and highly interactive environment. The overall goal is to create a safe enviorneent in which girls can develop social/emotional intelligence, learn how to make healthy life choices, and have a BLAST in the process!
Sponsored by the WEST Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Click here to download the Smart-Girl course syllabus. You will be responsible for completing all requirements from the syllabus.
To request your official UCCS transcript at the end of your Smart-Girl course, please click on the "Order Official Transcript" link under the "Student Resources" menu above.
ENROLL FOR UPCOMING COURSES
To register for academic credit, please review the course options below, then click on the appropriate link to download either the undergraduate or graduate credit registration instructions. Please see the bulleted lists for important additional information on each course type.
SMART-GIRL LEADERSHIP TRAINING INSTITUTE
August 23-25, 2013
Location: Women's Resource Agency, Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Dr. W - Colorado Springs, CO
Deadline to register in the UCCS online system: September 4, 2013
September 27-29, 2013
Location: University of Denver Women's College, 1900 E. Asbury, Denver, CO
Deadline to register in the UCCS online system: October 9, 2013
SMART-GIRL GROUP FACILITATION
August 26-December 21, 2013
Deadline to register in the UCCS online system: November 6, 2013