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Back to basics

Different on Purpose

Back To Basics (Girls 12-16 years old)

Targeting girls during their most vulnerable teenage years, Back to Basics helps prepare them for womanhood during six consecutively running weekly meetings. The girls are engaged in guided discussions, taught basic life and coping skills, and receive hands-on support as they work through difficult experiences at home, at work, and among their peer group. No two groups are alike; they flexibly meet the needs of participants (limited to 10 girls per session).

Volunteers who assist the program facilitator are all background-checked and pre-screened to ensure their sensitivity to the realities and needs of the girls. A key focus of the program is equipping young females for adult responsibilities, finding them meaningful and legitimate employment and otherwise setting them on a path to a healthy, happy life.

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