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Mentoring: Girls & Boys

Dove’s Real Girls, Real Pressure: Self-Esteem Fund reveals that there is a self-esteem crisis in this country that pervades every aspect of a girl’s life including her looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members.

According to Dove, 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities such as disordered eating, cutting, bullying, smoking, or drinking when feeling badly about themselves

According to CDC, approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.

The Kaiser Foundation reports that about 50% of teenagers feel pressured with regard to sex in relationships.

The hours after school are the peak time for teenage crimes and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, and sex.

* Increasing girls' sense of self worth

* Improving girls' perspective toward education

* Help girls develop and define their short term an long term goals

*Provide support and encouragement to girls

*Help girls become self sufficient and motivate

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