Evidence-based programming for girls
The world is complicated for girls. Fitting in, body image, pressure, academics, friendships and relationships are all challenging to navigate. Add to this, the nuances of technology and social media and it is not surprising that girls are reporting high levels of pressure alongside declining levels of self-confidence.
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 6,000 girls since 2006.
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, safety and violence prevention, stress and coping, academic and career development and leadership.
Safety & Self-Defense Workshops
ROX staff members are certified women's self-defense instructors and have a combined 16 years experience teaching self-defense to girls and women. Self-defense education is a component of the ROX curriculum and the ROX team also provides private stand-alone workshops for schools, organizations, teams, and businesses. The safe, female-only environment allows participants to explore myths and facts about violence, learn emotional, verbal, and physical strategies for staying safe, and experience their own strength and confidence in a supportive setting.
Facilitated workshops with mothers/significant female adults and girls provide opportunities for girls to connect in meaningful ways with the important adults in their lives. Workshops can be conducted as part of a full ROX program or as a stand-alone activity. These 2-3 hour workshops are delivered by two trained facilitators and are effective in improving communication and connections between adults and teens. Adult-only activities, teen-only activities, and joint activities provide an opportunity for honest discussion and a safe place to explore new ways of relating.
mini camps and seminars
ROX provides single-day and multi-day workshops and seminars for girls on a variety of topics. We work in consultation with schools, teams, groups and organizations to tailor our program content to the needs of your girls. Recent ROX workshops and seminars include:
- Ruling My Middle/High School Experience: Preparation for transitions to middle or high school.
- Being a Leader at "(MY SCHOOL) ROX": Leadership development programming.