An excellent blog published on the LemonLimeAdventures blog on the importance of finding strength during tough times. I am including this resource because of the detailed outline of a self-assuring/empowering activity you can do with students of all ages in the classroom. Having students empower one another by highlighting their strengths is an excellent way to build trust in any group!
A great blog published on Edutopia about the steps educators can take to empower their young female students. The blog entry briefly mentions the 'Miss Representation' film (will link) and outlines the steps one school has successfully taken to address youth leadership and empowerment. One of my former professors/mentors linked me to this article during initial discussions about starting an all-girls mentoring group.
This is a rich and effective resource put together via submissions from Peace Corps Volunteers from around the world. The booklet provides users with ideas on mentoring, internships, clubs, activities, different workshops teachers can implement in and outside of the classroom. Consider this the "all-encompassing" book for anyone starting a young women's empowerment group!
Another series of lesson plans geared towards the empowerment of young women through educating them about the barriers that hinder girls from receiving an education. I implemented parts of this lesson plan into a workshop about educational opportunities for girls around the world and it was well received. Older aged students will enjoy watching parts of the film and the discussion questions.
Geared towards middle-school aged girls, these six 45-minute lessons encourage girls to develop their literacy and writing skills through e-mail pen pals and classroom literature circles. This resource incorporates the use of suggested books with strong centralized female protagonists. These lessons were made free via the ReadWriteThink project.