Monday, July 18, 2011

Juvenile Outreach in Southern Illinois

Suburban Journals reports that Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is partnering with the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center to provide female residents with programming that develops leadership, self esteem and healthy relationship skills. Trained Girl Scout staff will lead workshops and interactive exercises for girls that will include topics such as recognizing personal strengths and values, resisting peer pressure, maintaining healthy habits, communicating assertively, working cooperatively and overcoming obstacles and stress.

The aim is to empower girls to overcome challenges in their lives and to make informed and educated decisions regarding their sense of self, relationships, body and mind.