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Monday, January 2, 2017

Adults As Allies to Girls

From Think Fun
In "Four Ways to Be an Ally to Young Girls," Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez identifies important ways that adults can support girls:

1. Learn more about intersectionality

2. Break away from gender expectations

3. Challenge respectability politics

4. Give young girls space to just be.

IMPACT Chicago is committed to supporting girls in being as free and as safe as possible. We support girls as they  develop to their full potential while also being safe from violence. Consider encouraging and supporting a girl you know to take IMPACT for Girls.
A girl defends herself against an aggressor with a coach as an ally
Photo credit: Kathleen Grant
In this 8-hour program, girls will increase:
  • self-assurance
  • ability to figure out what to say or do when experiencing discomfort with a situation or person
  • effective communication skills
  • physical and verbal confidence.

Next course: January 21 and 22, 10 am - 2 pm, Perpetual Motion Studio, 4057 N. Damen. For more information or to register, check here or info@impactchicago.org.
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