College women being recruited to mentor local girls
Alamance Girls in Motion (AGIM) and Girls to Empowered Teens (GET) have been offered on Elon University's campus since 2006 and 2012, respectively. The programs offer health education, mentorship and sports skills training/active games to local girls, with Elon women serving as the mentors. Liz Bailey in the Department of Health and Human Performance facilitates the programs and is looking for students to volunteer as mentors for sessions this fall.
AGIM is offered on Wednesdays for 4-5th grade girls from 3:45-5:15 p.m. and GET is offered on Thursdays for 6-7th grade girls from 4-5:30 p.m. This year programming will include a research component for a Lumen Scholar. Training is required prior to the start of the program and will take place on Sept. 9 and 10. Program sessions will begin on Sept. 16 and 17 with orientations, and they run through Nov. 11 and 12. Young girls participating in these programs have reported increases in self esteem and improvements in perceived body image at their conclusion. Everyone reports having fun!
For more information or volunteer to be a mentor, contact Liz Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 278-5862.