Will Power/Won’t Power Program

Will Power/Won’t Power is a series of interactive assertive communication workshops for girls ages 12-14. The program focuses on values and healthy relationships, helps girls identify and avoid risky situations, provides factual information on female health and the reproductive system, and encourages girls to value and support each other.

Will Power/Won’t Power was developed by Girls Incorporated, considered to be the nation’s leading expert on girls.

Middle Schools sites:
El Sausal, Salinas
Main Street, Soledad
Vista Verde, Greenfield
North Monterey County Middle School, Castroville
Fairview Middle School, Gonzales
Seaside Middle School, Seaside
Chalone Peaks, King City
Washington Middle School, Salinas
San Justo Middle School, Hollister
Cesar Chavez Middle School, Watsonville

If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the Girls Inc. of the Central Coast office at (831) 772-0882.

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Friendly PEERsuasion Program Phase I

The Friendly PEERsuasion program is a unique response to girls’ needs because it approaches drug-abuse prevention as a peer issue, using the positive influence of young people modeling healthy behavior.

Phase I
Girls ages 11 to 14 go through a series of workshops that train them as facilitators to provide programming on decision-making, assertiveness, and communication skills. They also practice walking away from situations where they feel pressured to use alcohol or drugs.

Phase II
The newly trained “PEERsuaders” plan substance-abuse prevention activities for groups of children ages 6 through 10. The older girls are role models and leaders.

Results
An independent evaluation showed that Friendly PEERsuasion helped to delay girls’ use of harmful substances, especially by giving them the skills to leave situations where their peers were using drugs.

Middle Schools sites:
El Sausal, Salinas
Main Street, Soledad
Vista Verde, Greenfield
North Monterey County Middle School, Castroville
Fairview Middle School, Gonzales
Seaside Middle School, Seaside
Chalone Peaks, King City
Washington Middle School, Salinas
San Justo Middle School, Hollister
Cesar Chavez Middle School, Watsonville

Elementary Schools sites:
Fremont Elementary School, Salinas
Gabilan Elementary School, Soledad
Oak Avenue Elementary, Greenfield
Castroville Elementary School in Castroville
La Gloria Elementary School, Gonzales
JC Crumpton Elementary, Marina
Marina Vista Elementary in Marina
Ord Terrace Elementary School, Seaside
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Seaside
Mission Park, Salinas
Del Rey Elementary, King City
Ladd Lane Elementary School, Hollister
H. A. Hyde Elementary School, Watsonville

If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the Girls Inc. of the Central Coast office at (831) 772-0882.

Program begins for 7th grade girls November -March
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Program begins for 5th grade girls March-May
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Smart Choices Program (Summer Program)

Smart Choices is a summer program for girls entering high school. It inspires girls to make positive life choices about school, relationships and health.

Activities include:

  • Living on a university campus for a week.
  • Exploring the campus and getting a feel for college life
  • Learning about college requirements and how to get a head start
  • Enjoying fun outdoor activities
  • Meeting girls from other schools in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz County
  • Attending fun and interactive workshops that focus on issues of concern to high school girls,including healthy relationships, health, peer pressure, self-image and esteem, healthy eating habits, and more…

This is open to all girls who are entering high school.

If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the Girls Inc. of the Central Coast office at (831) 772-0882.

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