Smart-Girl™ Leadership Institute

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University partner: Smart-Girl, Inc.

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 environment 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, Colorado Springs.


ACADEMIC RESOURCES

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 here to access the Transcript Page at the UCCS Records Office Web Site.

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

  • 2 UCCS Credit Hours: $100 undergraduate (WEST 3900) or $150 graduate (SOC 5010); each registration carries an additional $4 SIS Administrative fee ($2/credit hr)
  • Colorado high school students registering online for the Leadership Training must also complete and submit the 2-page Colorado Statewide Agreement Form (mail to: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; LAS Extended Studies, attn: Heidi Wardell; 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Non-academic-credit option; for details, contact Katie Boysen, Director of Programs for Smart-Girl, (303) 815-1921 or kboysen@smart-girl.org.

Fall 2015 Sessions:

CLICK HERE FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
CLICK HERE FOR THE GRADUATE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

September 18-20, 2015
Location: Denver, CO
Deadline to register in the UCCS online system: October 16, 2015

October 16-18, 2015
Location: Denver, CO
Deadline to register in the UCCS online system: October 30, 2015


SMART-GIRL GROUP FACILITATION

  • 3 UCCS Credit Hours: $150 undergraduate (WEST 4900) or $225 graduate (SOC 5010); each registration carries an additional $6 SIS Administrative fee ($2/credit hr)
  • Colorado high school students registering online for the Group Facilitation must also complete and submit the 2-page Colorado Statewide Agreement Form (mail to: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; LAS Extended Studies, attn: Heidi Wardell; 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Meeting schedule to be determined by student and instructor, over the course of the current semester
  • Non-academic-credit option; for details, contact Katie Boysen, Director of Programs for Smart-Girl, (303) 815-1921 or kboysen@smart-girl.org.

Fall 2015 Sessions:

CLICK HERE FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
CLICK HERE FOR THE GRADUATE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

August 24-December 19, 2015
Deadline to register in the UCCS online system: October 30, 2015