Why focus on girls?
Confidence. Pressure. Social Media. Body Image. Today’s girls are facing tremendous challenges. They experience a 26% drop in confidence between 5th and 9th grade. The worst part? Their confidence never recovers. One in three girls say that they are afraid to be a leader because others will think she is bossy and half of girls report that they are afraid to speak their mind or disagree with others because they want to be liked.
This crisis of confidence is widespread. 1 in 3 girls with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher do not believe they are smart enough for their dream career. These statistics warrant direct confrontation — and this is precisely what we are doing at ROX.
ROX is committed to equipping all girls with the skills they need to navigate these challenges. That is why ROX trains and licenses school counselors, social workers and licensed educators to deliver evidence-based programs to girls in grades 5-12 in their schools and community organizations.
ROX is a co-curricular experience with a 20-lesson curriculum that has been validated with more than 10,000 girls since 2006. The curriculum has proven outcomes and is aligned with the ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors.
The elementary and secondary curricula focus on team building, healthy communication, dealing with girl drama/bullying, healthy relationships, navigating social media, body image, support systems, sexual harassment, safety and violence prevention, stress and coping, academic and career development and leadership.