All girls should feel the potential to succeed.
Active Spaces are mentorship programs designed to engage girls from violent backgrounds in the development of Social and Emotional Learning skills. We bridge the gap between academics and “the real world,” keeping girls focused on success in school and life.
Active Spaces use extracurricular activities to develop confidence through Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills; which include principles of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making. We engage girls through fun entry points to have tough conversations about important issues (for example, using a self-defense class discuss how to talk to police and report assault).
Active Spaces facilitate unique opportunities for girls to set goals for bright futures and focus on long-term achievement–understanding feelings, improving critical thinking, sharpening social skills, and nurturing a sisterhood of mutual accomplishments.
Girls who participated in our Active Spaces have personally expressed feelings of increased confidence as a result of our programming. Parents and school leaders also consistently report that our girls show marked improvements in both personal habits and interaction skills.