Dear Friends,

What a whirlwind fall! Rachel and I just wrapped up an amazing Girl Meets World training session in Boulder, CO. Twenty five passionate teachers and counselors joined us from all over the country for three days of skill building, new activities, and good times.

We’ve got some great back to school resources in this newsletter, including Rachel’s blogs on social media and our favorite teen fashion mavin — Tavi Gevinson.

Believe it or not this is your last chance to register for 2011 programs! November programs are filling up, from New York to Colorado to California. This month is also our Massachusetts kindergarten and first grade workshop debut! Read more below.

All my best,
Simone Marean
Executive Director

Hey Western MA: New K-1 Program for Girls & Parents!

Teacher and Student Sock Puppet PlayGLI is excited to announce our first Real Parents, Real Daughters program for K-1 girls in Northampton, MA on October 25. Taught by legendary local teacher Beth Grams Haxby, this four-week workshop series gives girls and families tools for assertive self-expression and healthy friendships. Sign up now!

GLI co-founder Rachel Simmons will also teach Real Parents, Real Daughters workshops for girls in grades 2-3 and 4-5 beginning in November. They’re almost full, so get your spot now!

BFF 2.0: Rachel’s Latest Blogs on Girls and Social Media

To celebrate the publication of her newly revised and updated Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, Rachel wrote a short blog series about girls and social media. If you’re looking for tips on how to help your daughter navigate technology safely, ethically and responsibly, look no further! Click away below to read more.

Why Girls Need to Learn About CyberDRAMA, not just Cyberbullying

5 Ways to Talk With Your Daughter About Technology

Why Social Media Makes Girls So Insecure

Welcome to Your Daughter’s Social World Online

Why a Parent’s Empathy is Vital For a Bullied Girl – And Why it Often Goes Out the Window

World Famous Teen Blogger Launches Awesome New Site for Girls

'Rookie' Blog Display“Rookie is a place to make the best of the beautiful pain and cringe-worthy awkwardness of being an adolescent girl,” according to Tavi Gevinson, world-famous teenager on the frontline of fashion. Gevinson, now 15, began fashion blogging at age 11, and has started Rookie as a website for teenage girls. With monthly-themed content, Rookie is updated three times a day, five days a week, and is chalk-full of good plain fun, visual pleasure, and eye-rolling rants! We love Rookie and its intelligent content, which champions the concept that girls do not have to fit into the stereotypical average teenage girl mold. Tavi tells girls that “no one can be a better version of yourself than you.” See writing, art and girl love that Tavi, and GLI, believe in!

Make GLI for Everyone!

Girls Playing on FloorIf you believe in the work GLI does with girls and families, consider making a donation today! Almost all of our donations come from individuals like you, allowing us to bring underserved girls and families the skills, games and GLI experience you love. to invest in GLI. Thank you!

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