POWER up YOUR HEROINE'S JOURNEY
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Every Courageous Girl is the heroine in her own life journey. She is the principal female character who gets to write her own story and her own endings, no matter what happens to her.
The Courageous Girls Club helps to "power up" her journey by giving her knowledge, skills, and access to the different options from which she can choose to write her own story - whether it being assertive with friends (instead of passive or aggressive), discovering her own values through which to guide her life, or expanding her world-view through volunteering.
The more self-aware a Courageous Girl is and the better she can understand the world around her, the more informed decisions she can make as she writes her heroine's journey.
WHAT WE DO:
Courageous Girls Club (CGC) is a nonprofit organization connecting mothers and daughters (K-8) by supporting them to start their own Courageous Girls Club, and design their own path to courage through access from our website to 1.) interactive activities which help break down the important issues that 21st century girls face today; 2.) volunteer partnerships which help expand their world-view; and 3.) adventure trips that challenge limits and promote environmental activism; all in order to build connection, compassion and courage for a lifetime.
INDIVIDUAL CLUBS WILL CHOOSE WHICHEVER PLATFORM AND ISSUES THEY WANT TO TACKLE AT EACH MEETING, BASED ON THEIR OWN INTERESTS AND NEEDS.
We collect from expert organizations, authors, activists, psychologists and parents lively, interactive activities and discussions that help mothers explore issues with their daughter(s) one-on-one or in a group setting with friends.
The goal is for the Courageous Girls to feel empowered in today’s society and gain inspiration from one another to be courageous in their own lives.
TOPICS TO CHOOSE FROM:
FRIENDSHIPS AND BULLYING,
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING,
BUILDING CONFIDENCE AND GRATITUDE,
FIGHTING THE CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION,
AND MUCH MORE.
Where Courageous Girls explore nature and learn about how to protect our environment. They plan adventure trips at least 1 per season (fall, winter, spring and summer) and pick their own adventures that excites and challenges them outdoors, such as hiking, climbing, biking, camping, sailing, swimming, skiing, canoeing/kayaking, horse-back riding, dog-sledding, ropes/challenge-courses, or orienteering.
We expose our Courageous Girls to social justice issues around the world through a one-year partnership with a nonprofit organization (CGC Change-Makers), and/or through volunteer opportunities (CGC Helping Hands).
The goal is to spark their compassion, innovation and creativity to develop the mindset that they have the power to help others, and see the world beyond their own horizons.
During the year, Courageous Girls will choose a nonprofit organization from a list of CGC partners, and explore all about their work, the country or city they are in, issues their clients are facing, and how the nonprofit is helping to make a difference. Through meetings (if possible), or Skype sessions, and possible pen-pal relationships with the clients of the organization, Courageous Girls will learn about the complexity of the challenges and the possibility for solutions while becoming emotionally invested in wanting to help. Then, with input from the nonprofit organization, the Courageous Girls Club will research ways to help, by possibly designing one solution (such as building something that the nonprofit needs, designing a technology-based intervention, or helping to spread awareness about the cause through creative means,) as well as organizing a unique fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit.
We collect and share quick, short-term volunteer ideas on how your Club can help individuals in need or offer support for nonprofit organizations who are serving the most vulnerable and responding to current emergencies.