Virginia Beach, Va. - A local group is taking action to help young girls and women in the Hampton Roads community.
Sarah Hummel, Director of ShineGIRL, joins us today to talk about an event happening this weekend to benefit the program.
The ShineGIRL program is an initiative through WAVE City Care, and runs within the Virginia Beach Public School System during the school year.
The program helps bolster self-esteem among girls and young women. Saturday will be the group’s first 5K at Mt. Trashmore to raise funding for the program.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Mount Trashmore in Virginia Beach
ShineGIRL 2013 data obtained via confidential surveys from participants:
74% of girls stated that they learned new skills in the ShineGIRL program that they use everyday.
73% of girls stated that after participating in the ShineGIRL program they now understand their worth and value.
61% of girls stated that after participating in the ShineGIRL program their confidence is strengthened.
55% of girls stated that after participating in the ShineGIRL program they now believe that they are the one who can make a change in their life.
54% of girls stated that after participating in the ShineGIRL program they now believe they have the strength to move forward and change their circumstances.
58% of girls can now set goals for themselves to achieve for the future.
54% of girls can see themselves achieving their personal desires.
51% of girls are now more aware of their own and other’s emotions.
48% of girls stated that others have also noticed a difference in them.
100% of girls stated that they would want to do ShineGIRL again in the future!