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NYSW - Buffalo Niagara Chapter - Confident Girl Mentoring Program

Author: Communications Committee/Monday, August 14, 2023/Categories: Chapter Events

Event date: 9/6/2023 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Export event

Join the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. for our kickoff dinner meeting as we introduce our Women Helping Women partner, the Confident Girl Mentoring Program, and its important focus on girls from marginalized communities. Geared for girls 7 to 19 years old, it offers a year-round combination of free afterschool, weekend, and summer programs in Western New York in partnership with more than 60 local organizations.

Founded in 2016, The Confident Girl Mentoring Program consists of 12-week sessions built around five principles: advocacy, guidance, proper role models, social/emotional learning and self-confidence. With more girls facing everything from sexual abuse to eating disorders to low self-esteem, Confident Girls is part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Buffalo and Erie County and has staff certified by the National Council of Mental Wellbeing to recognize early warning signs and steer girls to the proper services.

According to the organization’s founder and the chair of the board of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, Tiffany Lewis, “Confident girls become confident women.” 

Other projects include literacy development, with the Confident Minds “Kids Take 5” project encouraging youth to read for at least five minutes per day. Going forward these five minutes will soon become 10, 20, and so on. It will improve the reading abilities of the youth it serves while fostering a love for reading.; Jump 4 Confidence Sports: a competitive jump rope project which provides co-ed health-promoting activities. The distinctive feature of the program will bring a new level of awareness to the sport of jump rope and re-engage members by providing access to total mind-body wellness through fitness and sports leadership training; and E3 Menstrual Health Equity: menstrual health is a human right, not a privilege. Menstrual equity means more than access to hygiene products, but also to educate about the social determinants of reproductive health. The program will provide valuable leadership experience for middle and high school students to address health inequities in reproductive health and other services as a global issue. (stipends included)

BNC will be supporting the nonprofit Confident Girl Mentoring Program throughout the 2023/2024 year with fundraising efforts.

Date: September 6, 2023
Time: 5:30 Networking/ 6:00pm dinner

Location: Rizotto’s Restaurant, 930 Maple Road, Amherst, NY   14221 
Cost: $35 Members/$40 Non-Members
Dinner Choices: Chicken Francesca or Homemade Ravioli


Registration prior to the meeting is required as counts needing to be in prior to the event. No walk-ins or paying at the door. We ask that you please pay by credit card. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay by credit card. Just check out as a guest. If you are paying by check the check must be received prior to the meeting date.

Registration Deadline - September 1, 2023



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