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 

Success stories: