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FOR GIRLS

 

HIGH SCHOOL LEADERS

As a High School Leader ("BB Leader"), you are paired with another girl who is similar in age and together you will co-lead a team of 4 to 6 middle school girls for 8 weeks.

 

Girls come from all over the U.S. 

 

The middle school participants are 3 to 4 grades below yours. So if you're in 10th grade, they will be 6th and 7th graders. 

You get to know several other High School Leaders because you meet with them weekly along with one BB Woman Mentor to prep for leading your teams. 

 

Time commitment is 2 hours a week for 10 weeks (includes a BB Leader only orientation and a final other event). 

 

You receive 20 hours of community service and leadership hours.

* Past BB Leaders are happy to fill in for BB Leaders that need to miss a week.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PARTICIPANTS

As a middle school participant (aka "BB Teamer"), you join a team with 4 to 6 other girls similar in age to you, along with two High School Leaders that are 3 to 4 grades above you.

 

Girls come from all over the U.S.

 

Your team has a BB Woman Mentor that works with your High School Leaders but you are able to reach out to them with ideas, concerns and questions. 

Time commitment is 10 hours.

You will receive 10 hours of community service and leadership hours.

 

Why these leadership hours? Here's why:

  •  By participating in your weekly team meetings, you are contributing to the group's experience and this is leadership in action.

  • By sharing your ideas about BOOSTING BRAVERY along the way, you are helping lead the program forward.

The hope is that you will enjoy your BB experience so much that you will want to be a high school leader in the future!

Benefits for High School Leaders 

Aquire new strategies for tackling relationship, academic and emotional stressors.

 

Have the opportunity to help other high school girls and middle school girls.

Develop meaningful connections with girls your age and younger from all backgrounds, from all across the country. 

 

Gain experience leading a group.

 

Gain skills around online life, including social media.

Lead a Media For Good project. 

 

Join the BB Community--a growing network of girls and women who gather for special in-person and online events. 

 

Join the BB Movement--about empowering girls to help spread resiliency skills--to each other and society at large.

BENEFITS

Benefits for Middle School Participants

Broaden your social and emotional skills in a fun and supportive environment. 

Have the opportunity to help other middle school girls, as well as high school girls. 

Learn strategies from older teens regarding social media and other screen time issues.

Improve your comfort level for talking in groups. 

Develop meaningful connections with girls your age and older from all backgrounds, from all across the country. 

Do a Media For Good project. 

 

Join the BB Community--a growing network of girls and women who gather for special in-person and online events. 

 

Join the BB Movement--about empowering girls to help spread resiliency skills--to each other and society at large.

 

GIRLS' TESTIMONIALS

My experience being a high school leader has been amazing!  I definitely wish I had been able to do something like this when I was in middle school. It would’ve helped me be way more prepared for high school. 

GABRIELLE R. 

High School Leader

Being able to work with another high schooler is really nice because we have each had our own experiences and are able to bring unique perspectives to the program.

TESSA S.

High School Leader

Every single night after we have a session I go downstairs and tell my mom all about it.

It’s amazing being passionate about something you never knew you had a passion for!

ZOEY S.

High School Leader

During one of the modules we were talking about the difference between "processing and gossiping" and I wish I had learned it in middle school because it's such an important distinction.

OLIVIA W.

High School Leader

I really enjoyed BB because I got a chance to meet people my age and the high school leaders were easy to talk to. I particularly liked when we got to play out scenarios about issues that we face at school, such as making friends.

CAROLINE W. 

Middle School Teamer 

CAROLINE W. 

Middle School Teamer 

This program was really great! I hope to do it next year.

I would definitely recommend it to other middle school girls.

ANNA A. 

Middle School Teamer 

It was unlike anything I’d ever done before, a unique experience that has made me more comfortable in social settings with people my age and taught me methods I use in my life now.

MAURA L. 

Middle School Teamer 

I really LOVE, LOVE role playing!  I think it's really helpful to see skills being used in real life, plus it's just fun!

HANNA S. 

Middle School Teamer 

PARENTS' TESTIMONIALS

The program has sparked productive conversations within our home...the different personalities and perspectives of the group sparked a conversation about the value in interacting with people different from ourselves.

SIMONE L.
BB Parent

SIMONE L.
BB Parent

SIMONE L.
BB Parent

I'm always intrigued to learn what was discussed. It often sparked a conversation on what I would do (or have done). More than once I've said, "Oh, I have to try that!"

MELISSA B.
BB Parent

She told me it’s fun and great to talk in a small group. She particularly liked the meeting on emotions because she likes learning and talking about emotions.

KIM M.
BB Parent

She’s been excited by the content and tools that have been shared. For example, she was excited to share how she would use the DARTS tool for setting goals and SAIL for navigating situations involving gossiping.

TERESA S.
BB Parent

SURVEY DATA

FIRST YEAR DATA

100% of the HS Leaders and MS girls said they would recommend the program to their peers.

Over half of HS girls and many MS girls asked if they could do a second 8-week session.

90% of the MS girls said they are interested in being HSLs once they are in high school.