Rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade girls learn to lead a Compassion Revolution with their little sisters

Are you in a dance company or choir?  Do you perform in plays, play instruments or study visual art?  Do you have experience working with younger kids. Do you babysit? Do you tutor or read books to littler kids at your school? Are you a classroom helper? Have you worked as a camp counselor or intern at a camp before? Do you want to use your gifts to make a difference in the world?

Then, you are perfect for the Go Girls! Leadership Team (GGLT)!

GGLT

WHO:

For girls ages 12-15 (or rising 7th-9th graders)

HOW DOES IT WORK:

  1. Attend a Spring Leadership Overnight Retreat Weekend.  The 2017 GGLT Spring Retreat is scheduled for April 28-30 in Sonoma County, CA.
  2. Work as Youth Interns inside any of our Go Girls! Camps.  See Camp 2017 locations & dates>>>
  3. You MUST commit to at least one full 2-week camp session and you MUST attend retreat to work at camp.

At the Spring Retreat and during summer camp sessions, you will learn:

  • PROJECTING CONFIDENCE- how to be your brightest, boldest self even while feeling insecure or worried
  • BOUNDARY SETTING AND KIDPOWER PEOPLE SAFETY SKILLS– how to stay emotionally safe when working with others
  • COLLABORATION- how to build performances and make decisions as a team
  • CONFLICT MANAGEMENT- how to support younger kids through conflicts that may arise
  • MINDFULNESS-how to stay calm when things feel chaotic and manage our emotional triggers
  • SELF CARE- how to ask for help, notice when you have a need and do what you can to meet it
  • EMOTION COACHING- how to express and manage your big feelings as well as help younger girls express theirs without trying to fix it or solve a problem for them
  • ARTISTIC SKILLS- working closely with professional teaching artists and learning skills across visual and performing arts modalities
  • FLOORTIME PLAY THERAPY TECHNIQUES- how to be an “expert player” and role model for younger kids

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?:

Participation in the Spring Retreat is $650. Girls must participate in the Spring Retreat in order to be eligible for participation in a Go Girls! Summer Camp. The retreat is lead by co-founder, Lynn Johnson and Program Director, Chrissy Mulvihill.  Fee Includes: Food, lodging, and transportation to and from the retreat; a Go Girls! t-shirt, journal, and other cool gear; your very own curriculum binder with all your new learning!

In your first year of participation, the price to participate in the camp itself is $300 per 2-week session of camp. After your first year, there is no cost to participate in camp.

GGLT supports

READY TO JOIN US?

  1. Complete the Go Girls! Leadership Team Application (below).
  2. With the application, please submit  a one page essay so we can get to know you a little bit better.  Make sure the essay addresses:
    1. What makes you an artist?
    2. What makes you a leader?
    3. What makes you a Go Girl!
  3. Have a 20 minute interview (over the phone or video conference) with a Go Girls! Camp staff member.  She will learn more about you and you will learn more about the program.
  4. Once everyone decides “Yes, let’s do it!,” then, your parents will receive a link to register you for the Spring Retreat as well as the camp sessions you will be attending.  Fees to participate in camp sessions are due June 1st.



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