In today’s society where young women seek validation from inappropriate means, draw on social media as an emotional outlet and consistently devalue themselves, The Urban Rose Foundation saw the need to tackle these issues through weekend enrichment programs and hand-on development activities.
The Urban Rose Foundation announces its 2014 Girls Meet-Up Sessions Registration and Orientation Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm at The Detroit Public Library Main Branch in the Explorers Room. Young woman ages 12-18 will begin the process to discover their gifts and talents through group projects and self-reflection exercises focused developing human relationships, etiquette, financial planning, fitness and nutrition and more.
The Dove Self-esteem Fund statistical findings show that “75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking, or disordered eating. This compares to 25% of girls with high self-esteem”. With the help and guidance of trained guest speakers and professionals, including The Urban Rose staff, the curriculum and programming hopes to empower young woman to future nurture their goals for success.
“In today’s society girls look to television for relationship advice and Social Media for approval and validation rather than believing in their own self-worth. When we take the time to convey their true purpose and value, then we will see the transformation process begin”, says Founder Daralynn Walker.
The 2014 Girls Meet-Up Sessions will be held bi-monthly on Saturday’s beginning February 8, 2014 from 10:30 am – 3:30am at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch located at 5201 Woodward Ave. Detroit and will conclude Friday, December 5, 2014 with an overnight winter retreat.
Source: Urban Rose Foundation