Raising a girl in this day and age can be terrifying. With the internet and social media literally in the palm of their hands, girls today can get such mixed and harmful messages. Though you may limit their screen time, the message can still seep in. This is why I am always looking for awesome resources to help me raise a confident, self-assured young woman!
For those parents of little ladies, I thought I’d take a break from my normal Her’s Day Thursday and share some of my findings with you!
A Mighty Girl
This website is awesome! They are basically you’re one-stop site when it comes to finding media of all kinds that will inspire your adventurous girl to go out and change the world! Here’s a snippet from AMG’s “About” page:
A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves!
After years of seeking out empowering and inspirational books for our four young nieces, we decided to create A Mighty Girl as a resource site to help others equally interested in supporting and celebrating girls. The site was founded on the belief that all children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music, and watch movies that offer positive messages about girls and honor their diverse capabilities.
Girls do not have to be relegated to the role of sidekick or damsel in distress; they can be the leaders, the heroes, the champions that save the day, find the cure, and go on the adventure. It is our hope that these high-quality children’s products will help a new generation of girls to grow and pursue whatever dreams they choose — to truly be Mighty Girls!
Though their website isn’t much, their app packs a punch of female empowerment for the next generation! The app (available on iPhone and Android) has interactive stories that promote leadership in young girl’s as well as educating about positive character traits.
From 7Wonderlicious’s About Page:
We are girls’ champions and superhero wannabees, we believe in the power of vision, hope, hard work, meaning and contribution.
We are going to change the world and forever eliminate all threats to girlhood, we don’t settle for anything less.
It’s going to be a difficult but a very rewarding journey, we will start small based on the resources we have today but we will reach for the moon and the stars.
We will start in the west by forming and supporting a tribe of highly resourceful, confident, happy, healthy and empowered girls, but we will not stop there.
Our tribe will grow into a movement of hope to resolve bigger, more complex problems affecting girls in third world countries and developing nations. There will be nothing that our tribe will not be able to resolve.
Our 7 Wonderlicious girls represent all women; mums and daughters that want to be free from false limiting beliefs that are oppressing their true nature and getting in the way of allowing them to fulfill all their dreams. Our girls will inspire, will guide and educate billions of little girls around the world.
Will you join our tribe?
Educating Girls Matters
Educating Girls Matters is a non-profit group that goes into developing countries to educated young girls and women. According to their site, “two-thirds of the world’s uneducated children are girls, and two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women.”
Their mission is to “provide potential donors with news about educating girls and links to websites of organizations that help educate girls/women around the world.”
Girls Inc. has been around since the Industrial Revolution! Its original mission was to help young women who had migrated from rural areas in search of jobs in the factories and textile mills. According to their site, they “inspire[s] all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face.”
The programs at GI are designed to help educate girls about what they are capable of. They seek to inspire girls to look further into their interests of science and math as well as helping their communities by learning/educating others about teen pregnancy and drug abuse prevention as well as adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation.
Do you know of any websites/apps that help empower young girls? Share in the comments below!