Girls Leadership is a non-profit organization that equips girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice. They structure their work around the five central values of inclusivity, authenticity, integrity, quality, and joy, and they put social and emotional learning (SEL) at the foundation of all leadership development. In their workshops, they work with girls and their primary influencers – parents, teachers, and caregivers – to create sustainable impact and to teach them leadership skills – self-advocacy, negotiation, compromise, personal responsibility and conflict – that will serve them over a lifetime. Below are the upcoming workshops in Brooklyn Heights and Gowanus:

Girls Leadership K/1 Parent-Daughter Workshop: Tools for Sunny & Cloudy Days with Friends

It’s never too early to start to learn and practice social-emotional intelligence skills. Parents and daughters will bond and explore healthy relationships through exciting interactive games and engaging stories. Girls and parents will build the foundation of a common language to advocate for themselves and understand true friendship behaviors.

Ages: Parents + Girls in Kindergarten & 1st grade

Dates: Saturdays, April 22, 29, May 6, and 13, 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Curious Jane, 400 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Price: $195/parent-daughter pair for all four workshop sessions

Girls Leadership 2/3 Parent-Daughter Workshop: Nine Tools for True Friendship

Like any pursuit – soccer, dance, or writing poetry – developing social-emotional intelligence and learning authentic self-expression takes practice. Through fun and interactive games and discussions parents and daughters will learn and practice how to explore and share feelings, communicate authentically, and make healthy relationship choices.

Ages: Parents + Girls in 2nd & 3rd grades

Dates: Saturdays, April 22, 29, May 6, and 13, 2017

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Location: Curious Jane, 400 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Price: $225/parent-daughter pair for all four workshop sessions 

Girls Leadership 4/5 Parent-Daughter Workshop: 4 Steps for Getting What You Need

Fourth and fifth grade are often the years in which girls experience significant shifts in their self-confidence and increasing social pressures to conform. It is this transitional age where girls’ voices tend to become silenced. Parents and daughters will practice using the skills of assertive self-expression through activities, discussion, and paired scenarios. The workshop gives girls and parents the opportunity to have fun, to bond, and to work together to explore the importance of healthy and productive conflict.

Ages: Parents + Girls in 4th & 5th grades

Dates: Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2017

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Location: Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, 254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Price: $225/parent-daughter pair for all four workshop sessions 

Girls Leadership 4/5 Parent-Daughter Workshop: 4 Steps for Getting What You Need

Girls Leadership’s Parent & Daughter Navigating Challenging Friendships Series provides an opportunity for girls and their significant role models to learn new skills for navigating unhealthy friendships, ways to access courage for facing challenges, and how to communicate with confidence. This is a Part II to our 4/5 series, however it is not a requirement to have taken Part I first.

Ages: Parents + Girls in 4th & 5th grades

Dates: Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2017

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Location: Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, 254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Price: $225/parent-daughter pair for all four workshop sessions