Mondays: In Person / 5:00 – 7:00pm
Wednesdays: In Person / 6:00 – 8:00pm
Girls can attend either or both weekly session
Saving our Sisters is an all-inclusive program that strives to provide constructive opportunities for middle and high school girls who are more susceptible to getting involved with groups of youth committing violence in our community. By building a support system of peers and adult mentors that encourage positive decision making, Saving our Sisters intends to reach girls before they make life-altering decisions.
According to the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, as of 2019, young girls in Iowa are significantly more likely than young boys to be electronically bullied, bullied on school property, physically forced to have sex, experience sexual dating violence, feel sad or hopeless, consider or attempt suicide, and have a poor self image that does not reflect reality.
Throughout the year, groups of 10 students participate in an 8 week program, meeting three times per week. A mentor will continue to check in with the girls periodically once their program ends. Saving our Sisters sessions cover a variety of topics including conflict resolution, drugs and alcohol, teen pregnancy, and building healthy relationships. The program works with mentors from local colleges and frequently has guest speakers at sessions. Parents are also supported through parent groups.
Each time SOS meets, through mentoring and mirroring, the 5 C’s of Youth Development will be explored. Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, and Compassion.
Sister’s Weekend (Camp)
Sister’s Empowerment Conference
Back to School
Positive Tik Toks