The B&GCMC exists to inspire and empower the youth of Monterey County to realize their full potential to become responsible, healthy, productive, and successful citizens. The Club offers an extensive array of youth development programs (individual, small group, and large group) on site at clubhouses in Salinas and Seaside, as well as on-site at various schools. Through GHGH support, the BGCMC provides its SMART Girls/ SMART Chicas program to girls ages 11- 17, at its Salinas and Seaside clubhouses. The health, fitness, prevention/education, and self-esteem enhancement program lasts eight weeks per session, consisting of two one-hour workshops per week.
The B&GCMC has five clubs across Monterey County at the following schools: El Sausal Middle School, Harden Middle School, Harden Youth Development Center, La Paz Middle School and Seaside B&GC Clubhouse. Contact (831) 757-4412 for more information.
Girls Inc. delivers a constellation of programs on leadership and self- empowerment for girls ages 9-18, inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold, to respect themselves and the world around them. Youth leaders facilitate these programs at 20 school sites (elementary, middle, and high schools) around Monterey County. The GHGH collaborative helps support Youth Leader and Echo Girls leadership and education programs, which include training and stipends for youth leaders. The Youth Leaders and Echo Girls facilitate and lead programs in high school and middle schools which focus on values and healthy relationships, helps girls identify and avoid risky situations, provides information on female health and the reproductive system, and encourages girls to support each other through a series of workshops.
Girls Inc. has eight clubs across Monterey County at the following schools: Alisal High School, Gonzalez High School, Greenfield High School, King City High School, North Monterey County High School, North Salinas High School, Seaside High School and Soledad High School. Contact (831) 772-0882 for more information.
The Health Department works to enhance, promote, and protect the health of Monterey County’s individuals, families, communities and environment. Through their POSTPONE program, they provide peer leadership opportunities for girls ages 13-18 at Salinas High, Everett Alvarez and Alisal High Schools in Salinas. Approximately 80 girls are involved as peer educators, mentors, and leaders annually. These peer educators are trained in healthy relationships, STDs, dating violence, reproductive health and healthy decision making, as well as teen pregnancy prevention. Approximately, 1,800 students are reached each year through the peer led presentations provided by peer educators.
POSTPONE has three clubs across Monterey County at the following schools: Alisal High School, Everett Alvarez High School and Salinas High School. Contact (831) 755-4695 for more information.
The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC) is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to advocate for all victims and survivors of sexual assault and child sexual abuse, to prevent sexual violence in our community through education, and to provide ongoing support and healing to survivors of sexual assault. The My Life clubs are for female high school aged students. My Life clubs foster an environment that empowers young women to embrace their strengths, make safe and healthy decisions in their lives, and create positive change in their communities through 20-24 weekly sessions in six My Life Clubs in high schools throughout the county. See what My Life girls say about their club experience!
MyLife has six clubs across Monterey County at the following schools: Everett Alvarez High School, Gonzalez High School, Marina High School, North Monterey County High School, Pacific Grove High School and Salinas High School. Contact (831) 373-3955 for more information.
The mission of PPMM is to ensure the knowledge, opportunity, and freedom to make every child a wanted child and every family a healthy family. PPMM has a girl only peer program at Rancho Cielo in Salinas (an alternative program) and two peer programs in Soledad High, in which girl leaders are trained on reproductive health topics including contraception and sexually transmitted infections. These girl leaders become peer educators presenting health information to classes of their peers.
PPMM has clubs at Rancho Cielo Inc and Soledad High School. Contact (831) 783-6330 for more information.
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The Youth Education and Advocacy Program (YEA) conducts youth support groups and presentations at middle, alternative, and high schools throughout the county. Programming focuses on the development of peer mentoring, including cross age interactions from college student leaders and opportunities for the high school aged peer mentors to work with middle school youth. The focus is to reduce teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships, while supporting girl-led advocacy for topics related to domestic violence. Check out at YEA advocacy video on healthy relationships.
YEA has five clubs across Monterey County at the following schools: Central Coast High School, Los Arboles Middle School, Main Street Middle School, Marina High School and Seaside Middle School. Contact (831) 422-8602 for more information.
Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands was created by the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). The mission of the CFMC is to inspire philanthropy and be a catalyst for strengthening communities throughout Monterey County. The CFMC partners with individuals, families and businesses to create charitable funds and steward more than $170 million in assets. From these 340 funds, the CFMC awarded nearly $10 million in grants to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in 2013 in the areas of community and social services, arts and culture, health, education, the environment, animal welfare, historic preservation and more. Visit www.cfmco.org for more information.
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