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The mission of Girl PowHER is to empower young women mentally, emotionally and physically to to promote school and community engagement ensuring each girl reaches her full potential.

Registration is open for 2017-18 school year! 

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Number of participants: 178 students
Ages: 12-18 years | 6th-12th grade
Locations: Berry Creek, Eagle Valley, and Gypsum Creek Middle Schools; Battle Mountain, Red Canyon, and Eagle Valley High Schools
Hours of Instructions: 200 
Contact: Britanny Kinney at bkinney@vvf.org or 970.748.5995

Girl PowHER is a gender specific program serving hundreds of adolescent girls, grades 6-12, in Eagle County. The mission of Girl PowHer specifically is to“help adolescent girls gain mindful awareness, bolster self-esteem and stay engaged in school through healthy activities, community service and positive mentorship.” Activities including yoga, hiking, biking, art, volunteering locally and time spent with positive female role models are paramount in helping these young women develop their own unique identity, allowing them to become well rounded young women who will better serve their community. As with all YouthPower365 Programs, educational support is a priority in all Girl PowHER programs. In addition to creating physical and emotional well-being, we hope to increase high school graduation rates as well as increase the number of young women seeking higher education in Eagle County. 

Girl PowHER was started in January 2010 when Colorado native Amanda Precourt joined up with YouthPower365 and other fellow advocates of gender specific programing. Programming is currently in 7 middle and high schools in Eagle County with plans for expansion in 2013/2014. Girl PowHER, through constant collaboration with local businesses, volunteers, local schools and YouthPower365 staff, is quickly becoming the premier gender specific program in Eagle County.

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Girl Power Summer Update

Girl PowHER had an amazing 2016-2017 session. Not only did we expand, but we reached out to more girls than ever. This means more girls are having access to social emotional learning, safe space after school, a judgement free zone to make new friends, and the support and guidance to succeed.

Girl PowHER Adventure Camp was a blast! We had 5 days of various activities including volunteering at Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Mavericking  at SAGE Outdoor Adventures, exploring Epic Discovery in Vail, and testing our survival skills camping at Sylvan Lake State Park. With 24 girls enrolled, it was the largest camp has ever been. We hope to make Girl PowHER Adventure Camp a tradition for years to come.

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We are already ramping up for the 2017-2018 School Year. Girl PowHER is looking forward to providing more unique opportunities than ever. This year we are implementing service learning opportunities, more enrichment, Group Mentoring, and lesson plans that will have a stronger impact on our girls’ hearts and minds.

Registration for Girl PowHER will begin at the end of August.

If you would like to volunteer with Girl PowHER please reach out to Brittany Kinney at bkinney@vvf.org.

True Testimonials

“I love going to Girl PowHER because I get to express myself and have learned to believe in myself”  – Janeth Gutierrez

“Girl PowHER has helped my develop new group strategies and show my creative skills outside school and home.” – Luisa Raynol

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“ I just love Girl PowHER. I look forward to Mondays to come here. My favorite activities are a lot of different things like the fashion show and outdoor activities. I am 100% sure I will be back next year. – Haily Gentilini

“I come to Girl PowHER to take a break from the chaos that is everyday life and to have a safe place to talk and learn. I like learning about stereotypes that plague girls today and how to combat them.” – Jessie Squires

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Donations and Support

We are currently looking for miscellaneous craft supplies for the dresses. In the past, the girls have been able to bring their dresses home. This year, we want to create an even playing field and provide all the resources they need during their Girl PowHER sessions. We are also looking for mentors in the community to help do hair and make-up. If you are interested in donating or supporting the Middle School Fashion Show please contact Brittany Kinney, Girl PowHER Coordinator at bkinney@vvf.org or 970.748.5995 

 

Questions about Girl PowHER?

Please do not hesitate to contact the Girl PowHER Coordinator with any questions. We are always looking for mentors and support from our community.