MOTIVATING THE MIDDLE – THE BIG SISTER PROGRAMME

by Jane Kenyon in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

We are passionate about motivating the disadvantaged, middle girls. The girls who are in danger of becoming invisible.

by Jane Kenyon in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

£280

raised of £10,000 target

12

supporters
3% 6 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by November 27th 2018 at 12:00pm

These are the girls who are neither seriously disruptive nor academically gifted so they tend to get lost in the noise & either hide in the corner or look for validation in all the wrong places. The one thing they all share is a propensity to seriously underperform. In essence, this structured mentoring programme is all about empowering girls to find their voice, be more visible, take risks & believe in their potential. Once this shift in mindset takes place girls make better life choices & have the self-assurance to step out of limiting life models and social constructs.

To date as a result of the Big Sister programme the confidence improvement in girls is 100%. We see around 50% improvement in attendance; 90% of girls on target to achieve 3 levels of improvement with regard to attainment; no pregnancies, no anti-social behaviour; and over 90% of girls setting their sights on further education or some form of vocational training. We all need someone to believe in us; to see us, to hear us & to know that what we say matters. This is called validation & without it, we fade. Big Sisters play a key role in their mentee’s life. They show up, they listen, they inspire & for many of them they are the only adult in their Little Sister’s life with no agenda & an element of objectivity. Girls tell us all the time how instrumental this relationship is to them. ‘My Big Sister is awesome. She reminds me who I am & how good I am & I would not be as confident as I am today without her guidance’ Jasmine, age 14 


We would like to fund more Big Sisters and get involved with more schools to a have a positive impact on more and more of today's struggling teenage girls. 


If you want to find out about becoming a Big Sister or supporting Girls Out Loud in other ways please visit our website. 

http://girlsoutloud.org.uk/


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£25 Reward

A Girls Out Loud role model T-shirt

£50 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£50 Reward

A Girls Out Loud canvas bag and copy of our Founder's book Diva Wisdom - Find Your Voice, Rock Your World and Pass It On!


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