Teen Programs recently received a grant from the Women's Sports Foundation to implement the Go Girl Go! curriculum. GoGirlGo! uses sports and physical activity as an educational intervention that supports girls' health and wellness in childhood and early womanhood.
The program addresses issues such as:
- A girl's participation in sports or physical activity declines significantly as she gets older. By the time she is 16 or 17, only 1 in 7 attends P.E. class daily, and 15-30 percent report no regular physical activity at all
- Inactivity is much more common among females than males
- By age 15, girls are twice as likely as boys to have experienced a major depressive episode.
- Over 90%of victims of eating disorders are female, and 86% report onset by age 20
The curriculum helps to address these issues and many others. The pilot project was started with group of teens at Redmond Junior High. They have participated in activities such as Yoga, Lacrosse, Belly Dance, Skate boarding and many others. The group covers issues around bullying, stress, self esteem and many more. "It's cool to know that we all go through the same things."— Ashley, 9th grader Redmond Junior High
Making a Difference
in the Community
Making a Difference in the Community
Teens in the Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee (RYPAC) are stepping up to help the homeless population in our area. Working with the Congregation for the Homeless and Sophia's Way they have provided meals for many of the program participants. The teens gather and make the food from scratch. "Cooking from scratch was an eye opening activity since I didn't even know how to cut most of the...