Girl Speak’s signature initiative, How’s Your SELFIE Game is an interactive six-week mini life skills program for young ladies. SELFIE is the acronym for the themes that are addressed in the curriculum: Self-esteem, Engagement (Conflict Resolution), Leadership, Financial Literacy, Innovative Thinking and Employment Readiness. The program encompasses traditional and non-traditional planned activities including SMEs and successful women to serve as facilitators and presenters – helping our participants recognize and understand how they can use these skills effectively.
Six weeks go by quickly as our participants (called Game Changers) gain a wealth of knowledge on the various focus topics such as SELF-ESTEEM to build their confidence. They role play, and discuss how to handle conflict along with other activities to help them think before acting offering great ENGAGEMENT tips. Our guest presenters help our Game Changers identify their LEADERSHIP qualities and skills. They create leadership boards, treasure bags and dance the session away.
Our Game Changers also learn the importance of FINANCIAL LITERACY using worksheets and games from expert banking and insurance professionals. A surprise field trip to the Escape Room requires the use of INNOVATION THINKING skills to solve the provided mystery. And finally, during the EMPLOYMENT READINESS session our Game Changers are encouraged to prepare for their dream career and given how to guidance by talented women who are local TV newscasters, entrepreneurs, etc.
After accomplishing so much, we celebrate our Game Changers with a Finale Showcase attended by parents and the community-at-large. Young ladies completing this community-supported program have received recognition from the local area school board.