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Supporting Girls As They Grow and Change

“How long is a girl a child? She is a child, and then one morning you wake up she’s a woman, and a dozen different people of whom you recognize none.”     -Louis L’Amour 

It happens before our very eyes- our little girls grow up to become young women.  But before a girl becomes a woman, she makes a lengthily pit stop at a place called Adolescence. Adolescence is usually a confusing place for girls.  No longer children but not yet women, they stumble, scramble and trudge through the world, brains working overtime to process the changes in their physical, emotional and social lives.

“Adolescence is like having only enough light to see the step directly in front of you.”    -Sarah Addison Allen

According to Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Girls, puberty is perhaps the most frightening episode of life a girl experiences, and he goes so far as to call it a crisis.

Girls’ Rite provides girls with knowledge, tools and perspective, helping them begin their journey with a good idea of where they’re going.  Our workshops are fun and filled with laughter, transforming this scary and unknown place into one of familiarity.

Give girls the gift of confidence and comfort as they enter into the dreaded and highly anticipated segment of life called puberty.  Workshops cover a wide variety of puberty-related topics.

 “The hardest thing about adolescence is that everything seems too big. There’s no way to get context or       perspective, ….. Pain and joy without limits. No one can live like that forever, so experience finally comes to our rescue. We come to know what we can endure, and also that nothing endures.” -Sarah Paretsky



* first periods * menstruation management * “the talk” *hormones * physical, social & emotional changes * navigating relationships * boys and puberty * cyber safety * and more *



The transitional  period between childhood and adulthood tends to be a disjointed and confusing process, leaving adolescent girls feeling out of place and awkward. 

They struggle with incorporating newfound bodies and emotions  into their present  lives, unsure of their decision-making skills and their values.

With our workshops, Girls’ Rite offers them a safe rite of passage, allowing them to begin  their transition into young women with confidence.




Did you know…

In girls, self esteem can be greatly affected by puberty and all of the changes it brings.  Education helps normalize the changes and decreases negative self-image.