YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMING

Current Programs Offered: 

Girl Empowered Body Image

Girl Power!: Compassionate Leadership for Girls

Be Your Own Superhero: A Boys' Empowerment Program

The Villains of  Comics and How They Teach Us Morality

Sheroes Throughout History: Role Models of Female Empowerment

A Kid-Friendly Guide to Staying Safe Online

Programs have been delivered to private schools, Scout troops, and public libraries. Through dialogue and creative activities that range from vision boards to acting skits, girls and boys have the opportunity to think more deeply about who they are, how they are special, and express themselves in a supportive environment. Ages 7+. 90 minute programs. Materials supplied.

 

Satisfied Clients:

The Hun School, Princeton, NJ

Emma Willard School, Troy, NY

Ramapo College of NJ, Mahwah, NJ

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Girl Scout Brownie Troop, Ramsey, NJ

Ramsey Free Public Library, Ramsey, NJ

Waldwick Public Library, Waldwick, NJ

Johnson Public Library, Hackensack, NJ

River Edge Public Library, River Edge, NJ

Lee Memorial Library, Allendale, NJ

Mahwah Public Library, Mahwah, NJ

Northvale Public Library, Northvale, NJ

Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

Children's Aid and Family Services, Fair Lawn, NJ

Old Tappan Public Library, Old Tappan, NJ

Livingston Public Library, Livingston, NJ

Suffern Free Library, Suffern, NY

Franklin Lakes Public Library, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Dixon Homestead Library, Dumont, NJ

Kent Place School, Summit, NJ

Summit Public Library, Summit, NJ

Windsor Learning Center, Pompton Lakes, NJ


community response:

 

Danielle in North Jersey News...

I have worked with Danielle in two different libraries, where she has offered her boys’ and girls’ empowerment workshops. These programs consistently receive very positive feedback from the participants and their parents and caregivers. Best of all is the fun that I can see the kids having during the workshops; Danielle knows how to choose appropriate, educational activities that are engaging while still supporting the mission of the events. I still cannot believe how excited our boys were for this summer’s “Be Your Own Superhero” workshop! Many of them still mention it when they return to the library. I would highly recommend Danielle’s programs to other libraries; she is easy to work with, and the message behind her offerings is so important.
— Gretchen Kaser, Director of Worth-Pinkham Library, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Danielle Craig’s Empowerment Workshops are equally knowledgeable and creative. After participating in two of her programs, I noticed early on that Danielle challenges her attendees to not only create something that can inspire them to look forward, but also to find ways of achieving their goals. Her workshops are conversational in nature, especially with a smaller group, and she engages teens to build on their knowledge through well-researched facts and conclusions. The activities she has the groups do are purposeful and creative. I would highly recommend Danielle’s workshops for youth who are trying to find the right encouragement to do something incredible with their lives.
— Hannah Sweetser, Lee Memorial Library, Allendale, NJ
Danielle Craig facilitated an empowerment group with our female group home on body image, media influences, and self- esteem issues. The conversation was very in-depth and allowed the girls to openly discuss the root of their insecurities and how the media influences how other males and females see them. As an activity the girls were given magazines to create a vision board to describe their own personal strengths and goals. Overall, the girls left feeling empowered and able to freely be themselves with each other and in the world around them.
— Shanita Talton, Children's Aid and Family Services, Fair Lawn, NJ
“We have offered this program twice and both times the positive feedback we received from the girls as well as their parents was overwhelming. With media bombarding all of us with images of men and women that are impossible to live up to, Danielle Craig encourages girls to believe in themselves and love who they are, not what the media has them believe they should be.”
— Jennifer Mae Smith, Head of Children's Services, Suffern Free Library
Danielle Craig did two different empowerment workshops for our agency, Children’s Aid and Family Services, one with our male group home and one with our female group homes. The boys empowerment workshop had a Superhero theme and utilized vision boards. It was great to be part of the group and watch the normally quiet adolescent males participate enthusiastically and enjoy her group. It was both empowering and enlightening for the boys to be part of this group and hopefully gave them new ways to open up their views and ways of thinking.
— Tisha Mender, Children's Aid and Family Services, Fair Lawn, NJ


Other Customized Young Adult and Adult Themes:

Women's Global Empowerment

Global Gender Inequality

United Nations and the Global Rights of Women

Sexual Violence on a Global Scale

Social Media and Women's Empowerment

Women in Leadership

Women's Spirituality

Sexual Objectification in the Media


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