SUPERPOWERED ON PURPOSE
A pathway to change
Girls enter our program in third grade and we continue to work with the same girls until they graduate from college. To help the girls in our program shift out of generational poverty, we help them build skills sets that tend to be missing from under-resourced communities of color. Our Super Power Youth Development curriculum helps ensure that the girls in our program are enhancing these skill sets daily and, in turn, our curriculum helps rewrite the narrative around the possibilities for girls from under-resourced communities of color.
Our superpowered girls will help ensure that every girl has an opportunity to achieve their dreams and an opportunity to create new degrees of visibility for girls all over the world. With that being said, their superpowered journey starts slowly. In their first year of programming, the girls learn about three superpowers. Each year, we add in another superpower until they are working on all seven superpowers simultaneously which begin in 8th grade. Please find our seven superpowers cited below:
Educational Development (Power Over Your Mind) that focuses on English Language Arts, Math, and STEAM
Financial Literacy (Power Over Your Wealth) that focuses on money basics, earning money, spending money, and saving money
Arts Awareness (Power Over Your Imagination) that focuses on Visual Arts concepts like the color wheel, tint, hatching, and perspective.
Health & Nutrition (Power Over Your Body) that focuses on concepts like energy balance, food groups, bullying, and peer pressure
Leadership Development (Power Over Your Agency) that focuses on building effective leadership skills, qualities, and traits
Civics & Public Policy (Power Over Your Community that focuses on concepts like the Constitution, landmark cases, branches of government, and community-level change
Global Awareness (Power Over Your Tolerance) that focuses on building their cultural competencies, tolerance, and overall appreciation of diversity
POWER OVER YOUR MIND
The girls start this curriculum in third grade. We focus on Language Arts, Math and STEAM. They work with teachers daily to focus on enrichment and/or intervention curriculum.
POWER OVER YOUR WEALTH
The girls start this curriculum in third grade. We focus on economic decision making, bartering, money valuation, labor, investing, budgeting, taxes, and asset development.
The girls start this curriculum in third grade. We focus on dance, media arts, music theater and visual arts.
POWER OVER YOUR BODY
Health & Nutrition
The girls start this curriculum in fourth grade. We focus on nutrition, health, social determinants for health and prevention.
POWER OVER YOUR AGENCY
The girls start this curriculum in fifth grade. We focus on key components of effective leadership.
POWER OVER COMMUNITY
Civics & Public Policy
The girls start this curriculum in sixth grade. We focus on the foundational tools necessary to impact public policy in their community. We also teach a comprehensive civics course.
The girls start this curriculum in eighth grade. We focus on building tolerance for other cultures and understanding the similarities and differences of different countries with the U.S.