Gracefully Strong shows girls they are each wonderfully made and that inner strength and self-worth are discovered and nurtured through healthy physical, spiritual and emotional choices.
What is Gracefully Strong?
Gracefully Strong is an eight week educational program for young girls in 4th-8th grades. Designed for their optimal development we focus on activities that help girls understand their worth, their value, and who they are. We develop goals, communication skills, and learn how to have grace at our darkest moments.
Gracefully Strong will bring our program to schools, churches, and any other entity in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and surrounding communities that has a vested interested in promoting confidence and self-acceptance in young girls in the Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Each week Heather Stark, the Program Director, and up to twenty girls will meet to participate in discussion and a hands-on activity designed to empower each girl and highlight the importance of self-acceptance, healthy body image, confidence and goal setting.
We have written our own curriculum for this program based on scientific research, childhood development, and scholarly articles. It is aligned with the ASCA (American School Counseling Association) Student Standards and the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). There is a biblical component for church groups. It is a spiraling curriculum and each week a new lesson is introduced based on the concepts learned from the previous week.