SMART Girls with Confidence


Girls discuss tools to be confident in themselves.

La Conner SMART Girls had a lesson in confidence  last week.  The girls first took turns telling each group member positive qualities about her and compiled these qualities into separate lists for each girl.  While it can sometimes take an added effort to compliment others, it is often much harder to graciously receive compliments.  The girls discussed why this is and how some people, upon receiving compliments, practice self doubt or put themselves down in response.  

Next, each girl took several minutes alone to brainstorm additional positive qualities about herself.  The girls then created Confidence Hearts using paper, crayons and their list of positive qualities to highlight great characteristics about themselves.  These Hearts will serve as reminders to each girl that she is special and encourage her to be confident in herself.

The La Conner SMART Girls program is open to girls ages 8-12 and meets Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30pm.  For more information about SMART Girls please contact Program Director Leah Vazquez at (360)466-3672.

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