- 62% of girls are insecure about themselves. (Real Girls, Real Pressure National Report on Self-Esteem)
- 75% of girls with low self-esteem report engaging in negative activities such as eating disorders, cutting, smoking, drinking when feeling bad about themselves. (Real Girls, Real Pressure National Report on Self-Esteem)
- 1 in 5 high school girls say they do not know three adults to whom to turn if they have a problem. (Girls Inc., The Supergirl Dilemma: Girls Grapple with the Mounting Pressure of Expectations, 2006)
- 75% of teenage girls felt “depressed, guilty and shameful” after spending just three minutes leafing through a fashion magazine. (Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, 2006)
- 7 in 10 Girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way including their looks, performance in school and relationship with friends and family members. (Real Girls, Real Pressure National Report on Self-Esteem)
Due to these alarming facts, PEARL Girl’s programs are designed to be a safe place where girls can fellowship with other girls, develop sisterhood bonds, cultivate confidence from within, and practice making healthy choices while also learning important life-skills that will last a life-time.
Our programs focus on (5) main areas of self-development:
Research shows that girls who are involved in positive healthy-life-skill and self-esteem programs like PEARL Girls have higher grades, are more likely to graduate, experience higher self-esteem, and are less likely to drink, use drugs, or engage in risky behaviors.
Learn more about the PEARL Girls programs by clicking on the links below: