PROGRAMS

Crittenton serves teen girls

SNEAKERS

SNEAKERS is a program for girls navigating the challenges and choices of the 8th to 12th grades. 

The SNEAKERS curriculum provides information on healthy relationships, careers, post-secondary education, nutrition and fitness, and reproductive health and sexuality. SNEAKERS groups meet in school for one hour per week for 26 weeks and engage in five out-of-school enrichment activities.

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PEARLS

PEARLS is a positive youth development program for young women who are pregnant or parenting. 

The program’s mission is to postpone future pregnancies, develop parenting and life skills and promote academic success. PEARLS groups meet in school for one hour per week for 26 weeks and engage in five out-of-school enrichment activities.

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GOAL SETTING GIRLS

Goal Setting Girls is a 28-week curriculum that focuses on social and emotional learning for sixth and seventh-grade girls from lower income families. 

This two-year program is designed to promote the development of skills that are essential to achieving academic, career and life success. The goal of the program is to empower participating girls to succeed in middle school, high school, and college. 

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Declare Equity for Girls: Its Time!

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington’s new report gives voice to teen girls and shares local, regional, and national data on the challenges teen girls face today.

“This report verifies what educators across the country have seen with our own eyes. Our girls who live in challenging circumstances need us to stand up for them! The obstacles of poverty, racism, lack of health care and housing can affect their lives forever. Equity in educational access and opportunity is a justice issue. Educators are thankful to Crittenton for this important report.”

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