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Why Girls/Why Gender-Responsive Services

Gwen’s Girls was founded on and continues to operate by a gender-responsive service delivery model. Simply put, we serve girls and young women, and do so in a way that is specific and intentional to the physical and psychosocial needs of those girls and women. Simply put, we serve girls and young women, and do so in a way that is specific and intentional to the physical and psychosocial needs of those girls and women. Being gender-responsive means creating an environment through site selection, staff selection, program development, content, and material that reflects an understanding of the lives of women and girls and responds to their strengths and challenges (Covington and Bloom). This does not mean that girls/women and boys/men do not have similar needs and wants, but that we are equipped with a highly researched and vetted model for service delivery that allows us to best serve girls and women, specifically.

Why Girls/Why Gender-Responsive Services?
Gwen’s Girls was founded on and continues to operate by a gender-responsive service delivery model. Simply put, we serve girls and young women, and do so in a way that is specific and intentional to the physical and psychosocial needs of those girls and women. Simply put, we serve girls and young women, and do so in a way that is specific and intentional to the physical and psychosocial needs of those girls and women. Being gender-responsive means creating an environment through site selection, staff selection, program development, content, and material that reflects an understanding of the lives of women and girls and responds to their strengths and challenges (Covington and Bloom). This does not mean that girls/women and boys/men do not have similar needs and wants, but that we are equipped with a highly researched and vetted model for service delivery that allows us to best serve girls and women, specifically.

Institute Goals and Objectives

1. Identify, plan, and implement new research projects.

2. Provide support for research, education, and outreach efforts.

3. Build partnerships with and among non-profit, government and research communities.

4. Develop training and education programs aimed at addressing knowledge gaps for African American girls and young women.

5. Participate and organize local, state, regional, and national conferences.

6. Serve as a clearinghouse for documents, reports, and relevant educational materials for educators and professionals on the needs and strengths of African American girls and young women.

7. Advocate for policy changes and improved practices within organizations that serve or otherwise engage with African American girls

Institute Goals and Objectives

1. Identify, plan, and implement new research projects.

2. Provide support for research, education, and outreach efforts.

3. Build partnerships with and among non-profit, government and research communities.

4. Develop training and education programs aimed at addressing knowledge gaps for African American girls and young women.

5. Participate and organize local, state, regional, and national conferences.

6. Serve as a clearinghouse for documents, reports, and relevant educational materials for educators and professionals on the needs and strengths of African American girls and young women.

7. Advocate for policy changes and improved practices within organizations that serve or otherwise engage with African American girl
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