The purpose of this project was to develop and write a grant that addresses the challenges that girls face when transitioning to middle school. The literature affirms that this adolescent population undergoes numerous cognitive, emotional and physical changes and pressures that may exacerbate already stressed environments due to poverty, unstable family dynamics, poor academic achievement and lack of positive influence and support. The proposed program, Find Our Road to Success (FORTS), will provide mentoring and support services to girls, ages 10-12, who are entering middle school and their families. Middle school youth will be paired with high school mentors; receive tutoring; get individual and group therapeutic counseling and support; receive self-esteem, social and coping skills building; get education regarding health and safety, career and strengths exploration; and participate in community service. If funded, FORTS will be able to provide much needed support and guidance and to fulfill its mission: To help girls realize positive routes to success by utilizing healthy support systems on individual, peer, family, organizational and community levels.
|Advisor:||Green, Yolanda R.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Middle School education, Social work, Gender studies|
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