Girls need to be given alternatives for more positive behaviors and guided to understand relational aggression and how to avoid using their relationships to hurt each other. Project EmpowHer offers support for 4th and 5th girls by educating them about relational aggression: how it hurts girls, why it happens, ways to cope and the assurance that these behaviors can be changed.
Guy'd To Greatness offers support for 4th and 5th boys by giving them the tools necessary to express how they feel and work through conflict via positive communication. It also explores ways for boys to be in touch with their feelings and the feelings of others.
The Quest Foundation has provided generous funding for these programs and has encouraged us to expand to more schools by offering us a 2:1 challenge grant. If we raise $15,000, the Quest Foundation will donate $30,000 to our anti-bullying programs. With a successful fundraising campaign, over 2,000 4th and 5th graders will be able to participate in Discovery’s powerful and effective anti-bullying courses.