Laurel Klaassen2012 Gary Henrichs Memorial Award & Grant Laurel Klaassen

Sibley-Ocheyedan Elementary School, Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District

Program: G.I.R.L.S. Empowered (Girls In Real Life Situations)

Objectives: Equip and empower…

Positive skills in communications, friendships, problem solving

Relationship skills

Confidence to handle tough issues.

Making positive choices for mental & physical health

Develop a broader definition of beauty, not distortions from media

After school, summer boot camps, mother-daughter retreats, weekly meetings

Scholarship offerings

“I felt the program helped instill compassion and accountability to help girls show and expect respect towards others and from others.” (classroom teacher) “…this is one program that needs to continue to make a difference in the life of our girls.” (Cory Jeness, Principal)

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