Girls

Statistics
  • 1 in 4 girls will not finish high school.

    78% of girls under 17 are unhappy with their bodies.

    1 in 5 girls will be a victim of childhood sexual abuse.
    (source:  http://www.girlsinc.org)
What You Can Do
  • Consider becoming a foster parent for a girl.  Contact Fostering Washington.

  • For Girls:  Learn to sew your own clothes so you can dress both modestly and fashionably, as well as mend your own clothing. There is currently a growing movement that teaches young women to reclaim their self-respect by dressing modestly while dressing stylishly.  
The Good Girl Revolution (Ballantine) is a paperback edition of Girls Gone Mild, and includes a discussion guide for classrooms and book clubs.   Author Wendy Shalit reports on a growing trend of new female role models who are rebelling--by reclaiming their individuality instead of going along with the pressure to be "bad." As Publisher's Weekly puts it, this book takes a hard look. . . at how we got to where we are and what progress can be made, and does so with a conviction that will resonate with and bolster many parents.
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