In her timeless song, “Greatest Love of All,” Whitney Houston famously sang, “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.”
Girl Powerful™ co-founders (and sisters) Tedi and Sonya Serge are certainly doing their part to show young women the beauty and power they possess. The dynamic siblings are on a mission to empower teen and tween girls, which is particularly important during this ever-evolving world we’re living in.
Girl Powerful® is a youth empowerment nonprofit designed to give tween girls, ages 8-14, mental health tools to build a strong sense of self. Without a doubt, 2020 has been a challenging time for everyone around the globe. People of every age are struggling, but the Serge sisters recognize that our youth is often overlooked, and their feelings are not always accounted for.
We are in a time where social media rules the world of adolescents, which can result in negative consequences — especially for young girls. Today’s children need balance in order to succeed in the future. Learning how to navigate societal expectations and communicate emotions from the classroom to the home is a big task to take on.
This wellness and lifestyle brand’s mission is to make all girls feel seen, valued, and heard. The Girl Powerful philosophy and mental health curriculum are based on socio-emotional learning (SEL).
This program helps girls develop tools to build a strong sense of self by prioritizing a balanced lifestyle that increases their academic performance, social well-being, and builds positive self-esteem. SEL tools have a strong impact on each girl’s individual foundation that will carry them into a thriving and balanced adulthood.
The Serge sisters have hosted more than 155 Girl Powerful workshops and have impacted over 2,100 girls and counting. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Girl Powerful began teaching online classes.
They offer regular virtual classrooms for girls aged 7-14 all over the United States. These classes have helped these girls stay connected to their community, continue to build their self-esteem, and learn how to practice self-care.
In fact, classes are going now, so girls all over the country can gain practical and empowering insights and tools that will help them thrive.
Of course, Tedi and Sonya can’t do it alone. We’re all in this together. To learn more about the organization and how you might be able to help (and even become Girl Powerful advisor), be sure to check out Girl Powerful online, including the new Girl Powerful Journal — it makes the perfect gift for the special girl in your life!
And don’t forget to engage in the conversation by following the social media accounts below and using the hashtag #GirlPowerful:
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