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Name: Girls in Action ~ A program to empower young women  more information...
Description:Girls in Action™ was designed to increase academic engagement while decreasing violent and disruptive behavior in female students.

The project began in September, 2005 at North Community High School, a large urban public school in Minneapolis. The project, founded and directed by Dr. Verna Cornelia Price, is staffed with certified Girls in Action™ consultants trained to implement the curriculum.

Girls in Action™ results after 6 months at North High School, show that fighting, suspension rates, and behavior referrals involving girls have decreased by over 50% compared to the previous school year.

In 2006, GIA expanded to include Edison and Roosevelt High Schools, and in 2007, added Patrick Henry High School - all of which are Minneapolis public schools.

GIA expanded nationally in 2008 with the addition of a Detroit public school. And, in 2010, Girls in Action™ was initiated in its first suburban high school site in Chaska, MN.

Now an international program with expansion to Guatemala in 2010, Girls in Action™ impacts hundreds of girls each year.

*Text copied from J. Cameron and Associates web site.

For more info on the program and upcoming events, visit this web site and click on "featured projects."
Address:600 18th Avenue N, Suite 1
Minneapolis, MN 55411
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Phone:(763) 535-5711
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Age Group(s):Children, Teens
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