SNEAKERS is a program for girls navigating the challenges and choices of the 8th to 12th grades.
SNEAKERS empowers seventh to twelfth-grade girls to navigate the choices and challenges of adolescence. It teaches girls about healthy relationships with their peers, dating partners, and parents; positive communication; reproductive health and pregnancy prevention; “adulting” skills; and postsecondary education and career options. It also enables them to acquire and use skills essential for college readiness and personal success.
SNEAKERS is an acronym that stands for:
S | Self-efficacy
N | Nurturance
E | Expectations
A | Assertiveness
K | Knowledge
E | Empowerment
R | Responsibility
S | Success
Sample sessions from the curriculum include:
- Where have I been?
- What are my values?
- What is a healthy relationship?
- Communicating how to get what I want
- Understanding effective contraception
- How to achieve my life plan