With one pilot completed and one in the works, we are already seeing extremely positive results from our program.
In our initial pilot, 70% of girls noted increased confidence, 40% felt the program helped them to become more open minded, caring, or understanding, and 80% said they learned that the importance of storytelling to individual and community empowerment. Most of the girls also reported feeling that they formed a strong community through sharing and hearing each other’s stories.
In the words of one of our participants:
Having experienced Girls Amplified, I personally feel that I am not alone. You learn about the experiences of other participants and learn that everybody has a story to tell. You build a sense of community within the group by having opened up to people you may or may have never met. By sharing and listening to stories in Girls Amplified, I learned that experiences are meant to be shared in order to create a strong and unexpected bond between a reader and a writer.
We also surveyed the satisfaction of our initial school partner, the results of which are below: