Supporting girls on International Day of the Girl and every day
Girls are brave. Girls are bold. But today’s girls are up against challenges, unlike any generation before them.
Research shows that when girls have the support they need during adolescence, they can change the world. To celebrate International Day of the Girl, the Dove Self-Esteem Project will match all donations made to Boys & Girls Clubs of America through October 11, 2022, up to $10,000, to help more girls develop the confidence, courage and critical life skills necessary to make bold moves and build great futures.
The majority of girls rate their ability to cope with challenges as medium to very low.
Today’s girls say their conflict resolution and teamwork skills need improvement.
20% of girls report being electronically bullied during the past year, and nearly half did not tell an adult.
Source: Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Youth Right Now (2022)
Despite today’s challenges, 95% of girls who attend the Boys & Girls Club believe if they try their best, they can do most things.
Did you know that when Boys & Girls Clubs of America started, we were only Boys’ Clubs? 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of officially recognizing girls as Club members and becoming Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In honor of this milestone and International Day of the Girl, we’re celebrating girls and doing whatever it takes to support their great futures. Read more.
Every girl deserves an equal opportunity to reach her full potential.
Here’s how Boys & Girls Clubs open doors to help girls find and fulfill their purpose.
Leticia snuck into the Club back when it was only for boys. See how her early risks resulted in a career typically dominated by men. Read more →
When Faith was told she wasn’t a good writer, it stuck with her. See how she overcame years of self-doubt to reignite her passion. Read more →
Club teen Leonela shares four tips to improve girls’ self-esteem she learned while serving on Dove’s Youth Board. Read more →
The Dove Self-Esteem Project is making a bold move by matching all donations made to Boys & Girls Clubs of America through October 11, 2022, up to $10,000. Double your impact now to give more girls a great future.
Because great futures start with HER.
With International Day of the Girl approaching, here are tips on how to support girls in gaining confidence year-round from Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Board Chair of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and President & Board Chair of Charles Schwab Foundation.
Ahsha B., of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base has been named the 2022 National Military Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.