ERIC Number: ED464878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond the Classroom: Empowering Girls. Idea Book.
Blohm, Judee, Ed.
The close relationship that Peace Corps volunteers develop with their communities and schools places them in a unique position to influence the behaviors and attitudes of the young women with whom they work. Workshops, camps, clubs, special events, and conversations all have the potential to promote decision-making skills, encourage goal setting, and build confidence. Volunteers have the potential to help girls change their lives for the better. This booklet provides a collection of ideas and activities from Peace Corps volunteers around the world to be used as a resource in the work of empowering young women. Following an introduction, the booklet is divided into nine sections: (1) "Things To Consider as You Read"; (2) "Helpful Tips for Organizing an Event"; (3) "Mentoring for Empowerment and Leadership"; (4) "Clubs"; (5) "Camps and Conferences"; (6) "Sports"; (7) "Contests"; (8) "Life Skills Education"; and (9) "Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Community Involvement, Decision Making, Developing Nations, Educational Benefits, Empowerment, Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.