Girls Circle is an after-school program serving 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls. It is held at Dayton Elementary School. Meeting weekly after school, it follows a successful curriculum that strengthens resiliency among middle school girls, while teaching them how to build positive role models and how to be a good friend.
Started by the YWCA in 2008 and using curriculum prepared by the Girls Circle Association, the Dayton Girls Circle is a voluntary program open to all girls. Small groups meet for eight weeks per unit, and run throughout the school year.
The curriculum encompasses fun activities, role plays, discussion and journaling. It allows the girls to work individually as well as sharing as a group. Recently, the girls have explored the topics of Friendship, Being a Girl, Honoring our Diversity and Expressing My Individuality.
For more information about the Girls Circle curriculum, please visit the One Circle Foundation website.