Hardy Girls Healthy Women Inc

Rating: 5 stars   17 reviews

Address:

PO Box 821 14 Common St Waterville ME 04903 USA

Mission:

Hardy Girls Healthy Women is a research-based non-profit empowering girls with knowledge, critical thinking skills, and a platform to drive social change. Our mission is to create opportunities, develop programs and provide services that empower girls and women

Programs:

Fiscal sponsorship of the following projects/initiatives:the spark movement - a girls' activist movement focused on ending the sexualization of women and girls in media, and supporting the development of girls' healthy sexuality and self-esteem. The unity project - a school-based bias and harassment prevention program. The waterville inclusive community project (wicp) - bringing together organizations and individuals who are interested in creating welcoming and safe spaces for lgbtq youth in central maine.

training institute:supporting parents and other adults working with girls by providing workshops, webinars, curricula and guidebooks, and an annual summer institute.

girls rock! Weekend - a statewide celebration dedicated to celebrating girls' leadership and accomplishments.

adventure girls - introducing elementary school-aged girls to women in non-traditional careersgirls advisory board - leadership development program for high school aged girlspowered by girl website - a girl driven activist movement that uses satire, humor and a passion for social media to talk back to sexism and sexualization in the mediagirls' coalition groups - empowering adolescent girls to work together to overcome common challenges such as girlfighting, unhealthy relationships and body image

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(207) 861-8131
www.hardygirlshealthywomen.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Hardy Girls is an incredible resource to our school, our students, and the broader community. As a school counselor, I often work with female students who have low self-esteem and have a hard time recognizing their strengths. Hardy Girls' programming helps girls and young women take a critical view of the messages that they get from media sources and empowers them to take action and change this culture for the better.

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HGHW is an amazing resource for the State of Maine. As a public school educator, woman, and mother of two daughters, I am beyond thankful that we have access to HGHW. I know that when my daughters are old enough, I will encourage them to be involved with HGHW. I don't know if others realize what a gift HGHW is, with an amazing dedicated staff whose main mission is to empower girls!

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Hardy Girl Healthy Women launched an anti-bullying campaign to support LGBT youth five years before most of the rest of the nation. It was a courageous initiative at a time when most girls' organizations were invested in pretending that a lesbian or queer identity was something that only happened to adults.

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Working in the domestic violence field, primary prevention is key to the elimination of domestic violence. I have long been looking for resources that expand, enhance, and celebrate the individuality of each young woman. HGHW presents a model that should be replicated world-wide. The organization works to scaffold the work of young women - empowering them not by acting on their behalf - but by standing behind them as they navigate the course of their desired/intended actions.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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