Thursday, August 5, 2010

Discovering FaB Factor and Inner Fabulousness

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is ushering in a new program, FaB Factor, which aims to give girls between the ages of 5 and 17 years old a way to discover their “inner fabulousness.” Awesome title! FaB Factor is being introduced in communities that are experiencing problems from high drop out rates to accelerated teen pregnancy rates and was developed as a means for girls to learn how to be confident in themselves and the decisions they make.

An article in The Bay State Banner relates that recently, a FaB Factor group met and worked on an activity promoting self-esteem. The group of about 20 was initially separated into four smaller groups and each table of girls was responsible for drawing the shell of a girl. They were then instructed to write words that describe a positive role model on the inside of the shell and negative attributes on the outside. Are there similar activities in your communities?