REALgirl® is a groundbreaking and innovative program created by Life Coach, Educator and Self-Esteem Expert, Anea Bogue, M.A.
The content of the program fills in crucial gaps that might be missed at home and at school with regard to central issues and essential life skills every girl/young woman needs for healthy maturation, development, formation of healthy relationships and the opportunity to reach her own unique and highest potential. Please visit our website for more detailed information of the areas that we cover and the tools that we provide in our workshops and camps.
- Tools for self-reflection and discovery
- An appreciation of her own multi-faceted giftedness and beauty (self esteem)
- Awareness and trust in her intuitive wisdom
- Body knowledge and respect (Mooncycle and Nutrition)
- Media literacy
- Critical analytical tools in relation to media and societal messages
- Effective communication skills
- Conflict Resolution/Bullying
- Responsibility for her own decisions
- Awareness of her capacity to create her own path
- Leadership skills
- Development of networks and webs of support
What is a REALgirl?
real: re-al (adjective) -genuine: authentic. Not imitation or artificial.
REALgirl: (noun) - A girl committed to the ongoing mission of discovering, being and becoming her authentic self, mentally, physically and spiritually. She is dedicated to consistently developing and protecting her skills, knowledge, confidence and courage so that she may make informed choices from a place of self-knowledge, self-respect and strength. Most importantly, a 'REALgirl' recognizes that she is the author of her own path and is defined only by herself - not by the media, society or anyone else.
REALgirl® Empowerment Program Activities
Included, but not limited to:
Art: Collages, Vision Boards, Mask, Body Maps, Intention Bracelets
Group Activities: Charades, Tree of Strength, Skits, Performance, Self-defense, Magazines Detectives, Yoga, Dance, Various games
Meditation: Listening to Your Body, Creating Your Own Path, Body Appreciation
Group Discussion: 'Moon' (menstrual) Cycle, Bullying & Conflict Resolution Media & Body Image, Treating Your Body As A Temple, Nutrition
Guest Experts Include (but not limited to): Bekah Finch (Yoga), Khani Zulu (Bellydance) Self-Defense (Tracy Macrum), Nutrition (Bio-Nutritionist, Annie Jubb)
REALgirl® Empowerment Program Formats:
- 5-Day Summer Camp: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM
- 1-Day Workshops: 9 AM - 3 PM
- 9-Week After School Program: One day a week for 2 hours
REALgirl® 5-Day Empowerment Summer Day Camps
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM (After care available in certain locations)
The week long, Monday thru Friday camp format provides an outstanding and more intensive opportunity for girls to discover their 'REAL' (authentic) selves during the all-important summer break. Junior and Senior sessions specifically target girls ages 9 to 12 and those 13 to 16 years of age. They are conducted from 9AM to 3PM and are available this summer in multiple locations throughout the Greater Los Angeles area, including Pasadena, and Northern Califonia. New locations are constantly being added. If you are interested in brining a 5-Day empowerment camp to your area, please feel free to contact us via phone or email!
REALgirl® 1 or 2-Day Empowerment Workshops
Tailored days 9 AM - 3 PM (After care available in certain locations)
We offer this format to schools and organizations that can provide space and participants. Administrators are asked to choose 2, 3, or 4 of the 9 modules that address the areas of greatest concern for the group. The workshop is then customized to the group of girls based on their needs. This workshop format is most suited to groups of 14 to 28 participants, though it can be customized for larger groups. All materials are provided, such as personalized journals, art materials, snacks, resources for the girls and their parents and more. If you are interested in bringing a 1 or 2-Day Empowerment Workshop to your organization, please feel free to contact us via phone or email!
REALgirl® 9-Week After School Empowerment Program
Once per week, after school for two hours, for nine consecutive weeks. Each week one of the nine modules (see below) is covered, focusing on a different theme essential to girls' healthy development. If you are interested in bringing the 9-Week after school program to your school, please feel free to contact us via phone or email!
Titles/Themes of Modules
Module 1: Discovering Our Authentic Selves & Creating Our Own Paths
Module 2: Body Knowledge & Appreciation Part I
Module 3: Body Knowledge & Appreciation Part II
Module 4: Media & Body Image
Module 5: The Media & Personal Values
Module 6: Claiming Our Strengths
Module 7: Healthy Relationships With Ourselves & Others
Module 8: Life Skills & Education Equals Empowerment
Module 9: Leadership: Impacting the Lives of Others & Graduation from Program
Camps and after school programs utilize all nine modules while workshops may utilize only select topics of preference.
REALgirl® Testimonials from Parents and REALgirls
"My 15-year old daughter loved the entire week! From the first day I noticed a difference in her mindset and energy. She returned home at peace, talkative (to me!) and genuinely interested in sharing her time with you and the other girls. Although I did not get all the details, she felt it was worth every minute of her time there and had difficulty leaving the last day. I know she left the week with a great deal of new insight.
A big heartfelt thank you."
- Patricia, Glendale, CA
"I think REALgirl is a wonderful opportunity at this age for the girls to have an outside source to explore the issues that you brought up and to get them thinking about themselves and giving them some tools to work out things that they did not have before. Excellent beginning to a much needed opportunity and experience."
- Debra, Valencia, CA
Thoughts from REALgirls
"I loved creating the body maps because most people judge their body. Creating a body map helps you think, "Wow! My body’s AMAZING!" Thank you for the best week of my life!" -Nettie, 9
"One of my favorite parts of REALgirl was learning about our mooncycle because it helped me understand my period and how my body works." -Emma, 9
"REALgirl help me overcome being scared of being myself in front of big kids." - Sisi, 8
"My favorite activity at REALgirl was the Vision Board because it was so artistic. I also really like the grandmother meditation because I really felt it as a memory. I also like when we rated our relationships because it felt good to get my thoughts out. One challenge I overcame this week was really talking about the people in my life because before it was uncomfortable." - Lydia, 9
"I feel like I have become more confident and less shy. I also liked how we talked about women being powerful. By the end of the camp I could really see this." - Taylor, 15
"REALgirl is an amazing program that leads you on a path of self-discovery and self-respect. We learn to love ourselves, improve our relationships, and build and remove shields." - Nadia, 15