Through the fun of soccer, help young girls build their confidence, find their voice and learn how to lead. The Goal Fun soccer activities will introduce the girls to new leadership concepts. Through these activities, they are encouraged to explore a variety of leadership styles, empower them with the ability to choose the way inwhich they will accomplish a goal, and then support them as they put their ideas into action. Often this helps find a girl’s personal strengths, skills and interests, which gives them the confidence to be a leader. Through this camp, girls better understand themselves and their values. The girls will learn to recognize how situations, attitudes, and the behaviors of others affect their sense of self.
Girls Want to Lead
- Girls embrace a leadership style that focuses on ethics, personal principles, and social change values.
- 39% of girls say they want to be leaders. Despite this, girls face barriers that include a lack of self-confidence in their own skill set and competencies, stress, fear of speaking in front of others, peer pressure, and stereotypes about what it means to be a girl in today’s society.
- Places for girls to develop their leadership skills are scarce.
- Girls feel that the power to change things or teach/help others, is the kind of leadership that most appeals to them.
Source: In 2008, the Girl Scout Research Institute based in New York released an original study, Change It Up! What Girls Say About Redefining Leadership. The study was based on research conducted with nearly 4,000 girls and boys around the country.