Girls Circle is a model for a structured support group for adolescent girls. The curriculum is designed to help girls learn to develop and maintain authentic connections with peers and adult women, counter trends toward self-doubt, build self-esteem, and allow for genuine expression through verbal sharing and creative activities.
Each week, the girls in residence meet with MVJRC staff trained to facilitate the program. Girls take turns talking and listening to one another in response to issues presented. They further develop through creative or focused activities such as role playing, drama, journaling, poetry, drawing and collage. Some themes presented: trusting oneself, friendship, body image, goals, competition and decision making.