Girls for a Change

Website review by
Elizabeth Crane, Common Sense Media
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Nonprofit helps girls become catalysts for social change.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 5 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

The site encourages positive social behavior such as teaching and sharing with and empowering others.

Violence

Individuals on the blogs might reference something violent happening, but the site itself does not contain or promote violence.

Sex

There is no overt sexual content on the site.

Language

The language on the site is entirely G-rated.  No swearing.

Consumerism

Sponsors are listed but there are no ads on the site and no product placement.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site promotes the idea that empowering girls can lead to opinions, forthright questions, and, eventually, empowered women.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byShwe Ying December 30, 2010

The Best for AGES 13+

I love it....... its more fun being like that.
Kid, 12 years old July 3, 2009

Positive influence!!!!:)

I thought that this site was really good because it has a positive influence on girls however their are areas on the site where teen pregnancy is "advertis... Continue reading

What's it about?

Girls For A Change is a non-profit agency that provides the resources for middle and high school girls to address social issues in their own neighborhoods. Girl Action Teams are made of 5-10 girls and two adults. Together they plan and implement a social change project. One recent project involved a school theater production on the themes of peer-pressure, conflict resolution, and self-esteem. The girls created the show and solicited support from local businesses and their school. If a girl can't find a Team to join -- there are groups in several US cities as well as an international option -- the site provides video training and other ways to hook into the positive message. In the past year, over 3,000 girls have benefited from GFAC Girl Action Team projects. In the decade of its existence, GFAC has more than reached its very specific goals -- girls report increased self-sufficiency and a better feeling of adult support. Best of all, the girls who participate in this program translate their newfound skills to situations outside the original project.

Is it any good?

The site speaks to girls on an adult level, which conveys an immediate sense of respect. With its success stories, the site shows that all things are possible when girls get organized and put their hearts and minds to work for the greater good. There's no downside to girl empowerment. Girls for a Change gets it right.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the ways girls are treated in and out of school, at different ages and by different people, and how this treatment -- good and bad -- effects them. This can lead to conversations about how the world treats women and what individuals can do to create change.

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