Three circle models that empower and unite! GIRLS CIRCLE: Addresses conditions and risks and builds on protective factors, for ages 9-18. Now evidence-based! THE COUNCIL FOR BOYS AND YOUNG MEN: Promotes a healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years, for ages 9-18.
WOMEN’S CIRCLE: For women of all backgrounds to encourage living authentically in mind, body and spirit.
Explores the impacts of gender and racial bias on youth, families, organizations and communities. It will consider the dominant narratives that further disparities in safety, education, physical and mental health, and opportunity for those who live at the intersections of discriminated identities such as gender, race, age, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Register Now and become an Ally.
We now offer resources for holding virtual circles. Visit our new Virtual Solutions section to find resources on using Zoom to hold circles and councils, maintaining confidentiality online, activities that translate well to web spaces, and more.
Expand understanding and knowledge of concepts, terminology, definitions and actionable affirming practices and approaches to create safety for all youth along the SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression) spectra. Download this free PDF tool.
We are pleased to share with you voices from attendees of the Girls Circle and The Council for Boys and Young Men Facilitator Trainings.
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RESEARCH: Girls Circle increased positive body image, self-efficacy, school attachment, and more. The Council for Boys and Young Men increased boys' school engagement. All models are rooted in the evidence-based principles and practices of Motivational Interviewing and the Strengths-Based approach. Read More.