For Professionals

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Hardy Girls Programs

Are you interested in bringing Hardy Girls programming to your school/nonprofit/workplace? You can learn more about each one here:  webLiestheMediaTellsMe

Curriculum

Hardy Girls’ programming is all based on the latest research in girls’ development, much of it by Lyn Mikel Brown. She has created high-quality, comprehensive curriculum, informed by the girls we work with. This curriculum is available for purchase.

Training and Support

Hardy Girls often offers a variety of supports for adults who work with girls.  Check out our offerings here.  If there’s a topic you’re interested in, let us know! If you want Hardy Girls to come to your PTA, community group or workplace, we’d love to work with you on a specialized presentation.

Links for You

We’ve also compiled this list of comprehensive web resources of a range of topics: health, relationships, parenting, careers, media literacy and tons more!

For Parents

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Hardy Girls Programs

Are you interested in signing up your daughter in some Hardy Girls’ programs? We’d love to have her! Check out ones for her age group. webGUworkshop

Training and Support

Hardy Girls often offers a variety of supports for adults who work with girls.  Check out our offerings here.  If there’s a topic you’re interested in, let us know! If you want Hardy Girls to come to your PTA, community group or workplace, we’d love to work with you on a specialized presentation.

Links for You

We’ve also compiled this list of comprehensive web resources of a range of topics: health, relationships, parenting, careers, media literacy and tons more!

For Muses

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The “Adversaries to Allies” curriculum is great, but sometimes coalition groups spend a lot of time on one specific subject, and quickly use all of the resources in the book.  These resources can supplement the ones in the curriculum for muses who are looking to dive deeper into a specific subject.

Family

  • Banana Splits Resource Center
    • Resource for activities about divorce. “When do kids feel _____” is an innovative way to help girls discuss their feelings in a less personal way.

Positive Relationships

  • Alberta Public Health
    • Lesson One “Building Healthy Relationships”
    • Lesson Two “Dating, More Than Just Friends?”
    • Lesson Three “When Relationships Change”
      • This curriculum has a very helpful activity where girls are asked to sort the stages of relationships. It can help muses determine how much girls know about relationships in an age appropriate way.
    • Lesson Four “Identifying Unhealthy Relationships”
    • Lesson Five “Addressing Violence in Relationships”
  • Peel Public Health in Ontario
    • This is a sex ed/sexuality curriculum, but Lesson Two (p76) covers healthy relationships and includes many helpful activities on positive and healthy relationships.

Girls in the Media 

  • Common Sense Media: Technology and video-game focused lesson plans, including links to a lot of online activities
    • Gender on social media (a little outdated, since middle-schoolers don’t use Facebook too much. Could be adapted for Instagram or other social media)
    • Gendered toys (good for younger elementary, includes a video)
    • Photo manipulation (link to Dove Real Beauty video)
  • Welcoming Schools: Examines gender roles in fairy tales, gives examples of non-gender role fairy tales, and asks girls to make their own
  • Digital Citizenship: Online activities for teenagers surrounding online safety. It is a little preachy, but can be helpful if you feel that girls are not acting safely online.

Girlfighting

  • The Ophelia Project: Helpful girlfighting curriculum that’s active and not lecture based like a lot of the anti-bullying material girls encounter

Social Media Discussion Questions

  • Instagram:
    • Why do people post a “tbh”?
    • When would you post a “tbh”?
    • What is a good ratio of followers?
    • What makes a good picture to post?
    • When would you take down a photo?
    • What is the best time to post a photo?
    • How many likes do you get on your pictures? How many would you like to get?
    • How would someone show that they like you on instagram?
    • What do you write in your instagram biography? Why?
    • If you were mad at someone, how would you show it on instagram?
    • What makes a good photo shoot?
    • Who would you make a birthday collage for? What would you put on it?  When is a good time to post it?
    • What does it mean to get the first like?
    • What is a good instagram name?
    • How might instagram help people feel good about themselves?
    • How might instagram make people feel bad about themselves?
  • Snapchat:
    • What makes a good photo?
    • What makes a good story?
    • What makes a good caption?
    • How often do you check snapchat?
    • If you were mad at someone, how would you show it on snapchat?
    • How do you choose who to send a snapchat to?
    • How do you feel when you know someone has seen your photo?
    • How do you feel when someone hasn’t seen your photo yet?
    • How do you feel when you are on someone’s best friends list?
    • How do you feel when you are not on someone’s best friends list?
    • How do you feel about the people on your needs love list?
    • What photos do you screenshot?
    • When would you want someone to know that you screenshotted their photo?
    • What is the right number of snapchats to send per day?
    • When and where do you send the most snapchats from? Why?
    • Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone you didn’t want to saw one of your snapchats?
    • What kind of snapchats do you not like to receive?
    • What kinds of snapchats would you never send?
    • How might snapchat help people feel good about themselves?
    • How might snapchat make people feel bad about themselves?

For Girls

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Hardy Girls Programs

Interested in participating in some Hardy Girls’ programs? We’d love to have you! Check out ones for your age group.

Links for You

Visit this page for links to online communities, info on health, sex, relationships, careers and tons more!

 

Faith Barnes

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IMG_4880 Faith Barnes, LCSW, practices social work at Pond Cove Elementary School in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Prior to her current position at Pond Cove, Faith worked at Spurwink Services, Inc. as a public school counselor in both elementary and middle schools in Gardiner and Portland. She started her social work career at Triangle Hospice in Durham, North Carolina, where she developed and directed Hospice’s children’s bereavement program. Prior to obtaining her MSW degree, Faith started and managed FB Marketing and Communications, a marketing and public relations business. Faith volunteers for the Center for Grieving Children in the Center’s program for families with a life-changing illness. She is looking forward to becoming more involved with Hardy Girls. She lives in Brunswick with her husband and has two children in college. When she is not working or volunteering, Faith enjoys being out in nature doing the things she loves hiking, skiing, sailing, biking, and being with her family.

Chelsea Ellis

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ChelseaEllis Chelsea Ellis is a graphic designer and social media manager at Blue Marble Geographics and a freelance photographer. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine, where she studied film photography and worked as the design editor of the student newspaper. After graduating, she worked as a page designer at the Bangor Daily News and Kennebec Journal before her current job. She learned about Hardy Girls Healthy Women in a Kennebec Journal story and volunteered at a Girls Rock! Weekend in 2015. She’s excited to be more committed to HGHW as a board member.
In her free time, Chelsea can be found drawing in a sketchbook, eating ramen noodles, or sitting in her favorite bakery.

Nichole Troe

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galapagosNichole Troe is Co-Owner of Mad Science of Maine, an enrichment service organization that provides hands-on science programming to elementary children. Nichole loves science because it doesn’t just teach children how the world works, but how to ask questions, think critically, and solve problems. Nichole graduated with her BA from Cornell College in Sociology and Art. She is currently pursuing a Leadership MBA with Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Before her role as Chief Mad Scientist, she had a total of 9 years of diverse experience working with children. She worked and taught aboard educational schooners on both coasts, counseled homeless youth in Portland, Oregon, taught English abroad in South Korea, was a Youth and Family Counselor, did educational outreach for underprivileged kids, and case management services. She is passionate about empowering girls to push back against labels and stereotypes and live out their own vision of who they truly want to be, not what society tells them they are supposed to be.

Ria Glenn DeMay

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bio pic Ria Glenn DeMay J.D. is a resident of Hallowell, Maine and is the Labor Relations Manager for the University of Maine System.  In her current role, Ria is responsible for negotiating agreements with labor organizations and individual employees. She also manages employee relations matters, grievances, mediations and labor and employment law compliance. Ria also held legal and HR management positions in tech and healthcare as well as higher education and has served as a consultant to non-profit organizations.   Additionally, she held clerkships at the National Labor Relations Board and the NY State Division of Human Rights. Ria a graduate of the labor and employment law program at the University Of Buffalo Law School and serves on various non-profit boards throughout the community.

Erin Quigley

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Erin Quigley is Membership Director at the Maine Island Trail Association, a non-profit organization that administers a water trail along the entire coast of Maine. Before joining MITA, Erin was co-founder and owner of Portland Paddle, a kayak & stand-up paddleboard outfitter, and principal at Kingfisher Conservation & Recreation, her consulting firm/professional alter ego. She has coordinated volunteer events for local non-profits through Take Action Portland, and served as a regular volunteer for the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust, the Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides & Instructors, SPACE Gallery, and others. Erin has a BA in sociology & anthropology from Carleton College and an MS in natural resources from the University of Vermont. She’s a Maine Guide, an ACA-certified coastal kayak instructor, and a Wilderness First Responder. She and her partner Ned live in Portland, where she enjoys eating, writing, making music, and playing outside on land and water.

Adrienne Carmack

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img_2215Adrienne Carmack is a student at Colby College, where she studies Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science. She is passionate about education for social justice and consequently has enjoyed time with the Bangor AmeriCorps Opportunity Collaborative, Breakthrough Greater Boston, and Hardy Girls Healthy Women, first as a girls coalition group muse and now as a board member, as well! When she is not writing, coding, or reading for class, Adrienne enjoys long trail runs, hiking, spending time with family in Veazie, Maine, and watching feminist comedy.